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Lucien Pissarro reading

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Manson met Lucien Pissarro in 1910 and they became good friends. They later went on painting expeditions together and, as a member of staff of the Tate Gallery from 1912 to 1938, Manson was influential in promoting Pissarro's interests. This informal portrait of Pissarro reading and smoking a pipe may date from August 1913, when they rented Western House, near Rye and painted in the vicinity. Manson painted another portrait of Lucien in 1939.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology





oil on panel


H 45 x W 35 cm

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Presented by Miss Mary Manson and Mrs Jean Goullett, the artist's daughters, 1963

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