The Avenue, Sydenham

This tranquil, Impressionist scene is in the Norwood area of London, where Pissaro resided at the time. The painting serves as a display of peace among the volatility of the Franco-Prussian war. Here Pissaro effectively conveys the crispness of an early Spring day, where the cool blue sky meets the emerging buds of the surrounding trees. Recent analysis has revealed that the work was created in two layers, as the background was painted first and the figures were added once the background paint had dried.

Creator: Camille Pissarro

Date: 1871

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 48 x 73 cm

Location: National Gallery London