Les Chataigniers A Osny is an oil on canvas painting by French Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, created in 1873. The painting depicts a forest of chestnut trees in the town of Osny, located near the outskirts of Paris. It measures 25cm by 81cm and has a size of 5/8 x 31 7/8″. This artwork is currently held in a private collection in New Jersey.
The strength of this work lies in its use of color and texture to capture the beauty of nature. Pissarro’s brushstrokes create a luminous surface that draws attention to the chestnut trees and their surrounding environment. The colors used evoke a sense of peace and serenity, while the loose texture creates depth for this scenery.
Les Chataigniers A Osny is part of the collection at Sreyfus Foundation’s Pub Rouge, which displays many independent works from renowned French artists from different centuries such as Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Cézanne. This artwork serves as an example of Pissarro’s admiration for nature, proving how he was truly ahead of his time for capturing such beautiful imagery with oil on canvas.