Priced at $1.6m, it stars in MS Rau’s new show The Pissarro Dynasty, which runs at the New Orleans gallery in Louisiana until May 15 and explores the artistic output of Pissarro and seven of his descendants stretching across five generations.
They are Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871- 1961) and Paulémile Pissarro (1881-1948), Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968), Hugues Claude Pissarro (b.1935), and the Contemporary canvases of Lélia Pissarro (b.1963) and Lyora Pissarro (b.1991). Together they provide some 20 works in the show, mostly landscapes and portraits.
“This exhibition allows us to showcase not only Camille Pissarro’s impact on art history, but also his influence on the various talented painters within his own family,” said curator Rebecca Rau.
“When I met Camille’s great great great-granddaughter Lyora Pissarro, she explained that her chosen profession, painting, is quite unoriginal given the family’s history! I felt an immediate affinity, being a fourth-generation art and antique dealer.”