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Bathers Cavorting, 1894

Camille Pissarro
Danish, French, 1830 - 1903
crayon, brush and ink zincograph with scraping on mottled blue laid paper, laid down on wove paper
Printed by Tailliardat
18.5 x 23.3 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada (no. 14941)

The nude was not a common subject for Pissarro as he rarely worked with a model, but from 1894-1896 he undertook several prints of bathers, possibly inspired by Paul Cézanne. In his correspondence, Pissarro describes the series as “printed drawings in a romantic style... of "Bathers" in all sorts of poses in an earthly paradise.”

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