Road to Marly


Camille Pissarro (French, 1830–1903)


ca. 1870


Oil on canvas


15 x 18 1/8 inches


Purchase with High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund, funds from the Livingston Foundation, Hambrick Bequest, Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable and William Hoyt Venable, the Phoenix Society, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Dobson, and Joan N. Whitcomb

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On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 207

Camille Pissarro painted this tranquil scene soon after joining his friends and fellow Impressionists Monet, Renoir, and Sisley in the countryside northwest of Paris, where they had recently settled. As a group, the artists combined inspiration from past generations with their own innovative ideas to create a style characterized by bold, broken brushwork and shimmering color. With unprecedented freshness, Pissarro captured the atmosphere of a lazy, rural afternoon. The trees’ leafless branches suggest winter or early spring.