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Pissarro

LUCIEN PISSARRO IN ENGLAND

THE ERAGNY PRESS 1895-1914

Ashmolean Museum exhibition.

The One

We were able on Sunday to squeeze into the exhibition on the closing day – a typically tardy response to a ‘home-town’ show – but one which well repaid the effort.

Although appreciable ground is covered, the underlying theme is the twin pull of French roots and adopted English soil. Lucien, the eldest son to the French artist Camille, came to England in 1890 and set up the famous Press with his wife Esther in 1895. Aside from some early children’s books which Lucian wrote as a vehicule for his illustrations, the texts chosen were not his own, but all other aspects of book production were covered ‘in-house’, literally. The actual processes and the division of them is not dwelt upon.

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Posted by on March 15th, 2011 | Comments Off on Pissarro
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