This is one of 16 canvases painted from the windows of the apartment Camille Pissarro rented at 204 rue de Rivoli, Paris, from January 1899.

The view looks over the Tuileries towards the Seine, with the spires of the Church of Sainte-Clothilde on the right. The weather was wet and cold, but appropriate for the pearly light and subdued effects Pissarro wished to convey.

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) was the only painter to exhibit in all eight Impressionist exhibitions organized between 1874 and 1886. The Ashmolean’s collection of works by Pissarro is the largest in the world and the largest single collection of drawings by any Impressionist artist.

 The Tuileries Gardens, Rainy Weather
Camille Pissarro (1830–1903)
Oil on canvas
65 x 92 cm 
View on our online Collection Online Site: WA1937.73
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The painting is on display in our 2022 Pissarro: Father of Impressionism exhibition.