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Farm Women Planting
Paysannes à l'herbe

Camille Pissarro, French, 1830 - 1903

Made in France, Europe


Color etching and aquatint

Image: 3 7/8 × 5 1/2 inches (9.8 × 14 cm) Plate: 4 3/4 × 6 5/16 inches (12 × 16.1 cm) Sheet (irregular): 11 13/16 × 8 1/16 inches (30 × 20.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund, 1941

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Pissarro helped revive a process for making color prints that was originally developed in Paris in the eighteenth century. This classic method consisted of superimposing four separate plates, each inked in a different color (red, blue, yellow, and black). For Farm Women Planting, Pissarro omitted the black plate to obtain the sunny aspect that makes this impression unique.