(b. 1830, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, d. 1903, Paris)

Mère Larchevêque (The Washerwoman)

Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

In the first half of the 1880s, Pissarro the landscape painter became a figure painter. The most striking of his new departures concerned his market scenes featuring a larger number of figures, and particularly open-air or indoor scenes in which farmers or maids are given dominant roles to play.

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