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High View, Fishpond (1915)

Lucien Pissarro

oil on canvas

Tate, London, Liverpool and St Ives

High View, Fishpond (1915)

Internal Use Only.





Oil, Canvas

Physical Object Description:

Inscribed ‘LP’ in monogram and ‘1915’ bottom left and ‘High View Fishpond’ in ink on back top member


53.3 x 64.8 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1917

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by Sir Cyril Kendall Butler (1864 - 1936) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1915; presented to Tate, 1917
Fishpond is a small village in Dorset where Lucien Pissarro lived at Seabrook Cottage the year after the outbreak of the First World War. It is near the ridge of a hill looking south towards the sea at Charmouth, three miles away. The ‘High View’ in the title is the name of the house in the foreground which a lady in a large sun hat is walking towards. The hills in the distance appear blue for perspectival effect perhaps owing debt to the technique of fellow Camden Town Group artists Robert Bevan and Charles Ginner. It is one of 14 idyllic panoramic views of the area that Pissarro painted outdoors in the summer of 1915, far from the war raging in the artist’s homeland.

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