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ISBN: 9781854442536 - Lucien Pissarro in England
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Lucien Pissarro in England

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The Eragny Press 1895-1914

Victor Benjamin

ISBN: 9781854442536
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ashmolean Museum


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This catalogue looks at the origins and achievements of a unique private press in England founded by Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944), eldest son of Camille, the leading Impressionist.

 

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This catalogue looks at the origins and achievements of a unique private press in England founded by Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944), eldest son of Camille, the leading Impressionist. With introductory essays describing the history of the Press (1895-1914), its aesthetic aims, the texts themselves and the character of Lucien Pissaro himself, this comprehensive volume sets the press within the context of the private press movement and its key characters. The Pissarro Archive in the Ashmolean Museum is the largest single resource for the study of Impressionism in the world. It was presented to the Museum by the family of Camille Pissarro's eldest son, and now numbers several thousand items. Among the most important are a dozen oil paintings by Camille, covering the whole range of his output, as well as several hundred drawings and an important group of prints by the artist, often described as the 'father of Impressionism'.