The artist’s most famous works are landscapes and experimentations with the effects of light, mainly of Parisian scenes. In 1870 he worked alongside Camille Pissarro in Pontoise, as well as with Cézanne at Auvers. Guillaumin experimented with strong structural compositions and shimmering light, and Pissarro encouraged him to exhibit three canvases at the first Impressionist exhibition. Throughout his time with Pissarro, Guillaumin was to develop his art of landscape painting, with perspectives opened by winding paths, while, like here, also sometimes introducing in his setting industry themes reminiscent of a certain romanticism.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.8 x 32.0 ins / 65.5 x 81.3 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Guillaumin’ (lower left)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas