8 January - 13 March 2011. In 1894 painter, engraver and printmaker Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944) established the Eragny Press at his house in London which he named after his home village in Normandy.
The Ashmolean celebrates his work, including his prints inspired by Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionism, with the first comprehensive display of work associated with the legendary publishing house.
Highlights of the exhibition include 32 books printed by Lucien and his wife Esther, while alongside family archival documents are paintings by his impressionist father Camille Pissarro, from the Ashmolean's collection. Running parallel to the show is British Drawings In The Age Of The Eragny Press, a selection of drawings by Lucien Pissarro's friends and contemporaries whose work was influenced by his: John Ruskin, Augustus John, Edward Burne-Jones and John Singer Sargent.
Tue-Fri 12.00-17.00 Sat 10.00-17.00 Sun 14.00-17.00
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Lucien Pissarro In England: The Eragny Press 1895-1914
Museum of the History of Science, Old Ashmolean Building, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, tel. +44(0)1865277280.