Pissarro, Camille - Poultry Market at Gisors Art Print

Brandywine General Store


An archival premium Quality Art Print of The Poultry Market at Gisors by Camille Pissarro for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this Tempera and pastels on paper mounted on wood in 1885 with the original measuring 32 by 32 inches in size. John Taylor Spaulding bought this art in 1948 then given by him to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where it resides today. This painting probably passed from this artist to another well known artist, Claude Monet and then passed on to Monet's son. The scene shows a crowded poultry market in a village in Gisors, France. There are live chickens here along with women with baskets from which you could probably buy eggs. You could also probably get your chicken's heads cut off here to save you doing this at home, since it looks like there is a chopping block in the center of the composition. Or you could buy your chickens and take them home and feed them until you were ready to eat them and then kill them yourself. It used to be a day's work getting chickens ready to eat, this is why chickens used to be eaten only on Sundays, as they were such hard work. After butchering the chickens, they then had to be scalded in boiling water so you could pick all the feathers easier, then the meat needed cleaned and cut up. Please notice the face on the woman on the left, it looks like the paint has come off, but then it also looks like the artist might have painted her this way. But you can look and decide if you like this or not, there are also places on this canvas where the paint is missing or thin. Famous artists print #137

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