Camille Pissarro

Rue de l'Hermitage, Pontoise

For several years, Pissarro lived on this street in the small town of Pontoise, not far from Paris. Many artists came here to visit Pissarro, including Paul Cézanne, who said: "Pissarro was like a father to me. He was a man to be consulted and something like God."

– 1929
Marquis Edgar de Rochecouste (b.1845), Paris, France [1]

E.J. Van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, The Netherlands [2]

1929 – 1946/03
Gordon C. Edwards (1866–1946), Ottawa, Canada, purchased from Van Wisselingh [3]

1946/03 –
National Gallery of Canada, purchased from Gordon C. Edwards [4]

[1] The stock book of the Amsterdam art dealer E.J. Van Wisselingh & Co. notes that the painting was purchased in 1929 from Parisian colletor Marquis de Rochecouste and sold to Gordon C. Edwards of Ottawa in the same year. [Van Wisselingh Archive, stock number S 5212, Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Dokumentatie, The Hague, The Netherlands].

[2] See note [1].

[3] See note [1].

[4] Accession log [NGC curatorial file]. Edwards decided to sell Rue de l'Hermitage, in Pontoise in 1945. The painting was shipped along with 24 other works of his collection to Grand Central Galleries, New York, on March 6, 1945, to be offered for sale. On May 23, 1945 Rue de l'Hermitage, in Pontoise was returned form Knoedler & Co., New York, to the National Gallery of Canada along with five other works from the Edwards collection. The National Gallery purchased all six paintings in March 1946.

Rue de l'Hermitage, Pontoise
oil on canvas
58.4 x 69.9 cm
Credit line
Purchased 1946
Accession number