Portrait of Jeanne (1872) by Camille Pissarro

Portrait of Jeanne - Camille Pissarro - 1872

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Jeanne
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions72.7 x 59.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationYale University Art Gallery (Yale University), New Haven, CT, US

About Portrait of Jeanne

“Portrait of Jeanne” is an artwork by Camille Pissarro completed in 1872, encapsulating the essence of the Impressionist movement. The medium of this portrait is oil on canvas, with dimensions of 72.7 x 59.5 cm. Currently, the artwork is housed at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. This portrait genre work displays Pissarro’s characteristic impressionistic touch.

The artwork portrays a young girl named Jeanne, seated and slightly turned toward the viewer. She wears a straw hat embellished with ribbon details that cast soft shadows across her delicately rendered face. The light source illuminating the subject highlights the subtle color variations and brushwork typical of Pissarro’s Impressionist style. The sitter’s eyes convey a sense of contemplativeness, capturing the viewer’s attention amidst the warm, predominantly yellow tonal backdrop.

Jeanne is dressed in a light-toned, long-sleeved garment with delicate folds, hinting at the softness of the fabric. The artist has masterfully depicted her hands, one gently holding what appears to be a bouquet of flowers. These blooms provide a dash of contrasting colors against the pastel hues of her attire. The background of the artwork is less detailed, imbuing the scene with an overall sense of tranquility and leaving the focus squarely on the young Jeanne and her thoughtful gaze.

On the left side of the canvas, we can observe a hint of ornamentation, possibly indicating an interior setting, which contrasts with the warmth of the monochromatic space surrounding the figure. Pissarro’s signature and the date of creation are inscribed at the upper right of the canvas, affirming the artistic identity and the period within which the work was realized.

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