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Camille Pissarro Hardcover – 1981

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  • Hardcover: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Rizolli International Publications, Inc; First edition (1981)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006XTY2G
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 12.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,112,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Hughes on October 27, 2011
It was almost inevitable that Christopher Lloyd become something like the dean of Pissarro scholars. Even though his first special interest was in early 14th-century Italian art (especially Fra Angelico), for twenty years he worked in the Department of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, which has the largest collection of Pissarro materials anywhere, owing to various bequests by the artist's family members (leaving that position only in 1988 to become Surveyor of the Queen's Paintings for the Royal Collection). It was Lloyd's idea and project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Pissarro's birth by arranging the enormous retrospective exhibition mounted in London, Paris and Boston in 1980-81. [See my review of the catalogue: Christopher Lloyd, "Camille Pissarro 1830-1903 ."] That exhibition and catalogue, to which Lloyd was the major contributor, and his almost simultaneous publication (with Richard Brettell) of the catalogue of Pissarro's drawings in the Ashmolean Museum were two of the foundation stones in the great renewal of interest in Pissarro that has led to so much occupation with his work in the last three decades. The third was the book under review, published the following year. Since this is not a catalogue of any sort, but an independent monograph, the author is free to arrange his own discussion, choose his own illustrations, and set his own accents--and he has done that with all the sureness and certainty of one who is steeped in his subject, who has studied and reflected on Pissarro and his world deeply and for many years.

The book is clearly structured, with each of its six chapters devoted to a significant period in its subject's life. "St.
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