Camille Pissarro’s painting “View from my Window, Eragny-sur-Epte” was painted between 1886-1888 and depicts the view from his home in Eragny towards the village of Bazincourt. It is an oil on canvas painting with dimensions of 81 x 65 cm and is currently held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK. The painting showcases Pissarro’s Impressionist style with loose brushstrokes and a focus on capturing the fleeting moment.
Pissarro was one of the founding members of the Impressionist movement and exhibited in all eight exhibitions organized between 1874-1886. He moved to Eragny in 1884 where he lived for the rest of his life. Due to an eye ailment, it is believed that Pissarro painted this work from his studio window overlooking the surrounding landscape.
The painting was sold to dealer Durand-Ruel in November and was included in a major exhibition the following spring. “View from my Window, Eragny-sur-Epte” is admired for its intricate details such as delicate foliage and rich hues which lend depth and texture to otherwise flat objects. This work continues to be celebrated not just as a picture postcard but also as an illuminating look into art history that bears witness to one incredible painter’s truly impressive talent.