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Rue Damiette, Rouen

Rue Damiette, Rouen

c. 1884
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Because of its picturesque qualities, Rouen's rue Damiette has served as a subject for numerous artists.

Description

This drawing was created during an early trip of many that Camille Pissarro took to Rouen, a port city in northern France. It inspired the artist to create a virtually identical etching around the same time, and may have served as a preparatory sketch for that work. A founding member of the Impressionist group, Pissarro spent much of his career painting the rural and landscape outdoors and paid particular attention to the effects of weather and natural light. Here, the gray skies over the town echo the muted tone of the stone buildings that occupy a quiet side street.
  • Before 1927-1968
    Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams, Cleveland, OH, donated to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    1968-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Exhibition of Modern French Paintings, Water Colors and Drawings. Exh. Cat. New York: C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, 1927. Mentioned: no. 50
    Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1969." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 57, no. 1 (1970): 2-50. Mentioned: p. 49; Reproduced: p. 49, no. 180 www.jstor.org
    De Leiris, Alain, and Carol Hynning Smith. From Delacroix to Cezanne: French Watercolor Landscapes of the Nineteenth Century. Exh. Cat. College Park, Md.: University of Maryland, 1977. Mentioned: p. 183; Reproduced: p. 77, no. 132
  • Year in Review: 1969. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 27-February 22, 1970).
    From Delacroix to Cezanne: French Watercolor Landscapes of the Nineteenth Century. Art Gallery, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD (organizer) (October 26-December 4, 1977); Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (January 9-February 19, 1978); University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (April 1-May 14, 1978).
    The Impressionist Aesthetic. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 10-October 31, 1982).
    French Drawings from the Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 13, 1994-March 12, 1995).
    Exhibition of Modern French Paintings, Water Colors and Drawings. C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York (October 8-22, 1927).
  • {{cite web|title=Rue Damiette, Rouen|url=false|author=Camille Pissarro|year=c. 1884|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1968.357