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Late Afternoon in our Meadow

Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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In 1884 Pissarro settled with his family in the village of Eragny. He painted a number of views of this meadow which is planted with small trees still surrounded by their protective cages. It is late afternoon and the long shadows thrown by the trees radiate out in a fan shape towards the left corner. A solitary figure stands in the sun, a basket in one hand, the other on her hip.

The National Gallery, London





oil on canvas


H 54 x W 65 cm

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accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government (under a hybrid arrangement) from the collection of William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, and allocated to the National Gallery, with the support of a generous legacy from James Francis George Wilson, 2020

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