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Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952)

Ludovic-Rodolphe Pissarro, born in Paris in 1878, was Camille Pissarro’s fourth son. Encouraged by his father, he began drawing from nature at an early age. He was familiarly known as “Rodo” and generally signed his works "Ludovic-Rodo", or early on in his career, "Rodo".

The impact of Camille’s art and teaching on Rodo was considerable, and his artistic production encompassed a wide range of media, including oil painting, tempera, watercolour, gouache, wood engraving, drawing and lithography. Rodo exhibited regularly at the Salon des Indépendents over a forty-year period.

In 1894, at the age of sixteen, Rodo published his first wood engravings in the anarchist journal, Le Père Peinard. When Camille left France for the safety of Belgium, during the anarchist upheavals of the same year, Rodo joined him there.

Rodo moved into his first studio in Montmartre with his brother Georges in 1898. He found the nightlife of Paris and the habitués of the cafes, theatres, circuses and cabarets of the area compelling subjects for his work. With his younger brother, Paulémile, Rodo met artists such as Kees Van Dongen, Maurice de Vlaminck and Raoul Dufy. In 1905, he participated in the first Fauve exhibition at the Salon des Indépendents.

At the outbreak of the War in 1914, Rodo moved to England. Over the next few years, he lived mainly in and around West London. He worked closely with his brother, Lucien, to establish, in 1915, the Monarro Group, formed with the aim of exhibiting work by contemporary artists inspired by Impressionism. Many of the works, produced by Rodo while he was in England, were of major London landmarks. After 1924, when Rodo had already returned to France, he divided his time between Paris and Les Andelys in Normandy.

Despite his rich artistic heritage and his achievements as an artist, Rodo is perhaps best remembered for his contribution to art history. For twenty years, he researched and compiled a catalogue of his father’s paintings – a project that was finally published in two volumes in 1939 – and is still considered to be the definitive reference book on Camille’s work. Rodo told Lucien that the compilation of this catalogue was a fascinating task, revealing as it did “the work of the artist, its highs and lows, its progress, as a whole, through acquired experience”.;
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  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Le Collier de Perles Oil on canvas
    61 x 50 cm (24 x 19 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right, Ludovic Rodo 1927
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Goldhawk Road & Stamford Brook, West London Watercolour and pencil on paper
    26 x 32 cm (10 ¼ x 12 ⅝ inches)
    Signed & dated lower right, Ludovic Rodo 1945
    Executed circa 1906
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Cancan Dancers Lithograph
    21.8 x 21.8 cm (8 ⅝ x 8 ⅝ inches)
    Stamped with initials and numbered 8
    Executed circa 1903
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Posies for the Ladies Lithograph
    25.5 x 22.5 cm (10 x 8 ⅞ inches)
    Stamed with initials and numbered 6
    Executed circa 1904
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Bank Holiday Woodcut
    15.2 x 11.5 cm (6 x 4 ½ inches)
    Initialed in the plate
    Signed in pencil lower right, Ludovic Rodo
    Numbered No.9 lower left
    Executed circa 1919
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Notre-Dame, Paris Lithograph
    23.8 x 31.5 cm (9 ⅜ x 12 ⅜ inches)
    Studio stamp lower right
    Numbered 1
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Leicester Square, London Wood engraving
    14.2 x 11.5 cm (5 ⅝ x 4 ½ inches)
    Initialed in the plate
    Signed in pencil lower right, Ludovic Rodo
    Artist's proof No.8
    Executed circa 1917
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Écluses à Combleu Watercolour on paper
    25 x 34 cm (9 ⅞ x 13 ⅜ inches)
    Signed and inscribed lower right, Ludovic Rodo Combleu
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Colour Gouache on paper
    73 x 58 cm (28 ¾ x 22 ⅞ inches)
    Signed with initials lower right
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) A Night at the Circus, Olympia, London Gouache, charcoal and ink on paper
    49 x 23 cm (19 ¼ x 9 inches)
    Signed lower right, Ludovic Rodo
    Executed circa 1906
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Joinville-le-Pont Oil on board
    64 x 44.5 cm (25 ¼ x 17 ½ inches)
    Signed lower right, Rodo
    Inscribed and dated lower left, Joinville le Pont 1905
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Cabaret Dancers Oil on panel
    46 x 55 cm (18 ⅛ x 21 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower left, Ludovic Rodo
    Executed circa 1906
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Cinq Sacs à Mains Oil on canvas
    48.5 x 61 cm (18 x 24 inches)
    Signed lower right, Ludovic Rodo
    Executed circa 1907
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Les Élégantes au Bal Inkwash on paper
    32.6 x 25.1 cm (12 ⅞ x 9 ⅞ inches)
    Stamped with monogram, lower left
    Executed circa 1905
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Nue Assise Oil on canvas
    55 x 47 cm (21 ⅝ x 18 ½ inches)
    Signed lower left, Ludovic Rodo
    Executed circa 1910
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) La Penseuse Oil on canvas
    73 x 60 cm (28 ¾ x 23 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower left, Ludovic Rodo
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) La Fête Forraine Charcoal and watercolour on paper
    49.4 x 64.6 cm (19 ½ x 25 ⅜ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp (monogram), lower right
    Executed circa 1906
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Japonaise Préparant le Thé Charcoal and watercolour on paper
    48 x 62.5 cm (18 ⅞ x 24 ⅝ inches)
    Signed centre right, L Rodo
    Executed circa 1907
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) La Brune au Tableau de Nu Oil on canvas
    60 x 81.5 cm (23 ⅝ x 32 ⅛ inches)
    Signed lower left, Ludovic Rodo
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Vue de Moret-sur-Loing Oil on canvas
    38 x 55 cm (15 x 21 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower right, Ludovic Rodo
    Titled and dated on the reverse
    Executed 1932
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Concarneau Harbour, Brittany Oil on canvas
    60 x 81 cm (23 ⅝ x 31 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated 1928 lower right
    Inscribed, Concarneau

  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Le Port de Concarneau (Brittany) Oil on canvas
    38 x 46 cm (15 x 18 ⅛ inches)
    Signed lower right, Ludovic-Rodo
    Dated 1928 on stretcher
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Vue des Andelys (Château Gaillard) Watercolour on paper
    28.2 x 38 cm (11 ⅛ x 15 inches)
    Signed lower right, Ludovic Pissarro
    Executed circa 1930
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Vue du Petit-Andely Oil on canvas
    46 x 61 cm (18 ⅛ x 24 inches)
    Signed lower left, Ludovic Rodo
    Executed circa 1925

  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Paysage de Rivière Watercolour on paper
    28.5 x 38.6 cm (11 ¼ x 15 ¼ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower right, Ludovic Rodo
    Executed circa 1930

  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Berneval-sur-Mer Watercolour and pencil on paper
    23 x 29 cm (9 x 11 ⅜ inches)
    Signed and inscribed lower right, Ludovic Rodo Berneval s/mer
    Executed circa 1900
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Rotten Row Woodcut
    13.5 x 12.5 cm (5 ¼ x 4 ⅞ inches)
    Signed with initials in the plate
    Executed circa 1917
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Harvesting Lithograph
    15 x 19 cm (5 ⅞ x 7 ½ inches)
    Studio stamped & numbered 1
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Doing her Bit Crayon and ink on paper
    22.6 x 14 cm (8 ⅞ x 5 ½ inches)
    Inscribed with title lower right
    Executed circa 1917
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Bedford Park Watercolour on paper
    24.5 x 38 cm (9 ⅝ x 15 inches)
    Signed, inscribed and dated lower left, Bedford Park 1928 Ludovic Rodo
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Bretonne sous un Arbre Oil on cardboard
    33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 ⅛ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right, Ludovic Rodo 1903
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Elegant Ladies in Paris Colour crayon & ink on brown paper
    19 x 19 cm (7 ½ x 7 ½ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower right
    Executed circa 1901
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Danseuse au Tabarin Oil on canvas
    41 x 33 cm (16 ⅛ x 13 inches)
    Signed lower left, L.Rodo
    Executed circa 1907
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Domestic Scene Pencil and ink on paper
    19.5 x 15.3 cm (7 ⅝ x 6 inches)
    Signed lower right
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Street Scene in Ashford Ink on paper
    22.6 x 17.3 cm (8 ⅞ x 6 ¾ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower left
    Inscribed and dated 1918 lower right
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878 - 1952) Still Life Charcoal on paper
    28.4 x 24.3 cm (11 ⅛ x 9 ⅝ inches)
    Signed, L. Rodo