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The banks of the Viosne at Osny in grey weather, winter
(Bords de la Viosne à Osny, temps gris, hiver)

oil on canvas
65.3 × 54.5 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1927
Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
In 1882 Pissarro and his family moved to the village of Osny, northwest of Paris and within easy reach of the capital. This painting of a corner of Osny, seen through a stand of trees, was made in the period following a time of experimentation when Pissarro moved away from the characteristic Impressionist style in favour of a tougher paint surface, seen here in the density of the paint layer and the complexity of the brushstrokes.