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The Haymakers of Éragny, 1897

Camille Pissarro
Danish, French, 1830 - 1903
etching and aquatint with plate tone on buff laid paper
31.3 x 23.9 cm irregular; plate: 20.3 x 15.2 cm irregular
Purchased 1964
National Gallery of Canada (no. 15146)

In his late paintings and prints Pissarro often dealt with the figure of the farming peasant in a landscape. The classic calm of this pose transforms an otherwise mundane scene into one symbolic of the universal theme of the labours of the seasons.

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