Paul Gauguin

The Quarries of Le Chou near Pontoise

1882
This early painting reveals the influence of Camille Pissarro, who lived in Pontoise. Gauguin spent his vacations with the older artist and was probably at his side when Pissarro painted a similar view. A year after creating this work, Gauguin gave up his employment as a stockbroker to devote himself fully to his art.
Artist
Title
The Quarries of Le Chou near Pontoise
Date
1882
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
59.4 x 73 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1947 with the assistance of a gift from Harry Stevenson Southam, Ottawa
Accession number
4842