Apple Blossom, Riversbridge Farm, Blackpool

Description
A founder member of the Camden Town Group, Pissarro’s principle interest in Devon was focused on Blackpool Vale some four miles south west of Dartmouth. He travelled widely in southern England but was particularly inspired by this location. He first visited the area in 1913 to recover from illness and returned in later years. Pissarro was captivated by the topography of the secluded wooded combe and rural buildings scattered alongside the small stream. This setting has changed little since and the artist’s compositions are easily recognized. Pissarro described his landscapes as ‘…little corners which compose harmoniously’.
Accession Loan No.
97/2005
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Apple Blossom, Riversbridge Farm, Blackpool
Medium
oil
Common Name
Apple Blossom, Riversbridge Farm, Blackpool
Production Person Surname
Pissarro
Production Person Initials
Lucien
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Paintings
Production Town
London
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1921
Production Year Low
1921
Production Year High
1921
Topography Village
Blackpool
Topography Building Keyword
farm
Inscription / Transcription
1921; Lucien Pissarro Apple Blossom Riversbridge Farm; 39138 / RD 60528 (? registered design no.) / ...PLANE DE PARIS (part destroyed) ELI WILNER & CO. / NEW YORK CITY / NEW REPLICA ; It was my husband’s invariable experience / that in any of his pictures that he allowed / to be varnished the values were changed and the picture spoilt and / that those left / unvarnished retained all their original freshness. I trust this may avoid future disappointments. / Yours truly.
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:38
Updated At
2016-10-13 15:46:38

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