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  • Description

    This composition, with its device of a road leading into the landscape, was used often by Xu Bing. It appears particularly in his drawings and sketches of southern Hebei (LI2007.27 and LI2007.30), and was also used by Jean-Fran├žois Millet (see LI2007.12 and WA1954.70.51). Xu Bing similarly used white chalk in several of his larger drawings (see LI2007.14).

  • Details

    Associated place
    Europe France (Nanterre) (place of creation)
    Europe France (Nanterre) (subject)
    c. 1860
    Camille Pissarro (1830 - 1903) (artist)
    Material and technique
    charcoal heightened with white chalk on grey paper
    sheet 24.3 x 30.9 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by the Pissarro Family, 1952.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 22 on p. 57, pp. 16, 155, illus. p. 57 fig. 22

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