Artist Camille Pissarro, French, 1830-1903
Title
  • The Path
  • Vieux Ramparts (alternate title)
Date 1889
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 28 1/2 × 23 1/2 inches (72.4 × 59.7 cm)
Framed: 36 1/4 inches × 31 1/4 inches × 4 inches (92.1 × 79.4 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 21.34
Department European Painting
On View Modern C236, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: C. Pissarro 1889
Léon Payen (France);
June 29-30, 1916, sold by (Georges Petit, Paris, France) lot 95;
sold by (J. Allard & Co., Paris, France) stock #6699;
1920-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Poland, R. "French Impressionist Paintings Acquired." Bulletin of the DIA 2, no. 8 (1921): pp. 70-73, p. 72.

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 170 (ill.).

Pissarro, L.R. and L. Venturi. Camille Pissarro. Paris, 1939, vol. 1, p. 184, no. 731 [as Le Sentier, collection Léon Payen]; vol. 2, pl. 153.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 103, no. 170.

Pissarro and His Place in Art. Exh. cat., Wildenstein & Co. New York, 1945, cat. 28.

Paintings by Camille Pissarro. Exh. cat., the Arts Club of Chicago. Chicago, 1946, cat. 8.

Grigaut, P.L. The Two Sides of the Medal: French Painting from Gérôme to Gauguin. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1954, p. 32, cat. 52.

Lloyd, Chr. Camille Pissarro. Geneva and New York, 1981, pp. 114, 146 (ill.).

Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Ibaraki, 1989, pp. 88, 219, cat. 56 (ill.).

Keyes, G.S. "Late Nineteenth-Century French Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 77, nos. 1-2, p. 7 (fig. 2).

Pissarro, J. and C. Durand-Ruel Snollaerts. Pissarro Critical Catalogue of Paintings. Paris, 2005, vol. 3, p. 572, cat. 871 (ill.). [as Le Sentier, femmes causant.]