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Jeanne holding a Fan

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Jeanne-Rachel, known as Minette, was born in 1865 and died at Pontoise on 6 April 1874. She was a sickly child and treated by Dr Paul Gachet. In this portrait, painted when she was eight, the subdued colouring and tentative handling give an added intimacy to the scene. She holds a Japanese fan, reflecting her father's increasing interest in Japanese art.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    c. 1873

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    56 x 46.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Presented by the Pissarro Family, 1952 On loan.


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