They had luck in 1897, when funded to visit Britain. There he painted his swan song – 17 oils of the Welsh coast at Penarth and Langland Bay.
Being unable to paint outdoors for much of the year, Pissarro created human landscapes from the streets of Rouen and Paris.
Shortly after reaching a pinnacle in 1908, problem pictures fell from popularity. Then came the First World War, from which they never recovered.
Specialising in still life piled high with dead game, his paintings may now seem horrific. They so inspired Goethe that he dedicated a poem to them.
Illustrated table of contents to all the articles here describing Dante’s Divine Comedy and the great paintings and prints that accompany it.
From Naturalist paintings of Bastille Day in 1880 to rush hour in New York City, and crowds outside the Gare de l’Est in 1917.
Crowded streets in town and cities, from Jan van Eyck in 1435 to Pasini’s market in Constantinople in 1877.
Born 200 years ago today, he should have been one of the major artists of the 19th century, but died when he had only just turned 37.
A pupil of JAD Ingres when he was only 11 years old, his first work exhibited at the Salon when he was only 16: a precocious and brilliant narrative artist.
Series, first loose collections of avenues of poplars, then the bridge of Moret-sur-Loing, and finally the mass of the Church in the town. Some of his finest paintings.