This is a series of posts on the “Pissarro in harbours” exhibition that runs until 29 September 2013 at the Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux (MuMa) – Le Havre, France. In the previous posts, we looked at works done in Le Havre and Rouen. It’s time to look at Dieppe.
Pissarro stayed in Dieppe in 1901 and 1902.
For his first stay, in 1901, Pissarro was in the historical centre, lodging in the Hôtel du Commerce. He later rented a room at 7, Arcades de la Poissonnerie. From there he could see the Duquesne harbour.
The Outer Harbour, Dieppe on a Bright Afternoon (1902) – Oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro
He painted the town and harbour in various atmospheres and weathers. Between 10 July and 30 september 1902, Pissarro painted 20 canvasses.
DIEPPE, AUGUST 11, 1902
My dear Lucien,
I am working hard and for good reason, deals are tough, as the peasants say. Last year the Bernheims wrote me many pressing and friendly letters, this year not a word.
My motifs are very beautiful: the fishmarket, the inner harbor, the Duquesne basin, in the rain, in the sun, in the smoke, etc. (Letters to his son Lucien – Camille Pissarro)
The Outer Harbour, Dieppe on a Bright Grey Afternoon (1902) – Oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro
The Outer Harbour, Dieppe on a Sunny Afternoon (1902) – Oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro
Tawler in Dieppe Outer Harbour (1902) – Oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro
Horses and Carts in front of the Fishing Harbour, Dieppe aqt Low Tide (1902) – Oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro
Fishing Harbour, Dieppe in Overcast Weather with Rain (1902) – Oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro
The Fish Market. Dieppe (1901) – Gouache on silk by Camille Pissarro
The exhibition at the MuMa
Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux – Le Havre
“Pissarro in the ports” exhibition
From 27 April to 29 September 2013
2 boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
- Pissarro in harbours exhibition at MuMa – Le Havre
- Pissarro in harbours – Rouen
- Pissarro’s painting in the collection of the Birmingham collection
If you prefer to read the correspondence on paper: