Camille Pissarro


Avenue de l'Opéra: Morning Sunshine, 1898

About the Artwork

In the winter of 1897, Pissarro set himself up in Paris. The city offered him new painting subjects and proximity to his doctor for treatment of a persistent eye infection. On December 15 he reported to his family: "I have found a room in the Grand Hôtel du Louvre which has a superb view over the avenue de l’Opéra. . . . It’s going to be beautiful to paint. It is not very aesthetic perhaps, but I am delighted to be able to try to do these Paris streets which are often called ugly, but which are so silvery, so luminous and so lively."

Over the next several months, Pissarro painted fifteen views from his hotel room of the surrounding avenues, documenting the effects of snow, rain, mist, and fog on the city and its inhabitants. Here workers, pushcarts, and omnibuses move about in the early morning, casting pale blue and purple shadows across the peach tones of the pavement.

Related Images

About Our Products


This Art on Demand Store is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.


You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

Member Discounts

As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Art on Demand Store. Simply enter your member id during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.