Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

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  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Father, Daughter and Horse

    Oil on canvas
    60 x 73 cm (23 ⅝ x 28 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower centre Orovida 1947
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Bonfire, Jubilee Night

    Egg tempura on linen
    86 x 111 cm (33 ⁷/₈ x 43 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left
    Executed in 1936
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Winter (The Skaters)

    Egg tempera on linen
    91.5 x 114.3 cm (36 x 45 inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Orovida 1936-38
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Migration

    Egg tempera on linen laid on board
    76 x 101 cm (29 ⅞ x 39 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1934
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Siamese Cat with Kittens

    Egg tempera on linen
    39 x 48 cm (15³/₈ x 18⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right Orovida and dated lower left 1934
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Migrating Horses

    Oil on canvas
    71.1 x 81.4 cm (28 x 32 inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1959
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Baby's Head

    Watercolour on paper
    17.78 x 12.7 cm (7 x 5 inches)
    Signed lower right, Orovida
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    A Game of Cards

    Oil on canvas
    59 x 72 cm (23 ¹/₄ x 28 ³/₈ inches)
    Signed and titled upper right Orovida 1949
    Executed in 1949
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Ice Cream Picnic

    Oil on board
    101 x 76 cm (39 ¾ x 29 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Orovida 1953
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Spring (Primrose Gathering)

    Oil on board
    101.5 x 76.4 cm (40 x 30 inches)
    Signed and dated lower centre Orovida 1956
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Exercising Ponies

    Oil on board
    101.5 x 76 cm (40 x 30 inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1954
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Nylons and Bric-a-Brac

    Oil on canvas
    73 x 60 cm (28 ³/₄ x 23 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated upper right Orovida 1951
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Dinka with a Bongo

    Egg tempera on linen, laid on board
    85 x 62.3 cm (33 ½ x 24 ½ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1937
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Mowgli and Bagheera

    Oil on canvas
    71 x 91 cm (28 x 35 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Orovida 1959
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Tiger Surprises Black Buck

    Oil on canvas
    127 x 101.5 cm (50 x 40 inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Orovida 1960
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Caterwaul

    Oil on canvas
    51 x 61 cm (20 ¹/₈ x 24 inches)
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Cat and Mouse

    Oil on canvas
    61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 ⅛ inches)
    Signed and dated lower centre Orovida 1948, altered by the artist in 1966
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Monkey Killer

    Oil on canvas
    76 x 101 cm (29 ⅞ x 39 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1963
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Cattery

    Oil and pencil on canvas
    61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 ⅛ inches)
    Signed and dated upper right Orovida 1964
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Tom Cat

    Oil on canvas
    51 x 61 cm (20 ¹/₈ x 24 inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Orovida 1961
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Gazelles

    Watercolour, hand-coloured over an etching
    27.5 x 17.5 cm (10 ⅞ x 6 ⅞ inches)
    Signed lower right Orovida
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Fortune Teller

    Oil on canvas
    60 x 73 cm (23 ⁵/₈ x 28 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed and dated upper right Orovida 1950
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Calf

    Watercolour, hand-coloured over an etching
    17.5 x 23.2 cm (6 ⅞ x 9 ⅛ inches)
    Signed, titled and dated 1949
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Pilgrims

    Watercolour and charcoal on paper
    39 x 50.5 cm (15 ⅜ x 19 ⅞ inches)
    Signed lower left with initials OGP Executed circa 1908
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Ceremonial Dance

    Etching
    19.2 x 24.8 cm (7 ½ x 9 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1927
    Inscribed lower left Final state no. 12/35 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Cheetah

    Etching, 28/50
    19.2 x 24.5 cm (7 ½ x 9 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1930
    Numbered lower left 28/50 and titled lower middle
     
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Nomads

    Etching and aquatint, final state 21/42
    27 x 41 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 16 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed, Orovida, and dated 1925
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Hunting Prince

    Etching
    15 x 20 cm (5 ⅞ x 7 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1926
    Inscribed lower left Trial proof no.14 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Landscape with Gate

    Pencil on paper
    25.7 x 20.4 cm (10 ¹/₈ x 8 inches)
    Executed circa 1917
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Tiger and Python

    Etching
    22.5 x 27 cm (8 ⅞ x 10 ⅝ inches)
    Signed, inscribed with title and dated 1917
    State 1, no. 9/10
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Study of Tiger

    Pencil on paper
    20 x 26 cm (7 ⅞ x 10 ¼ inches)
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    A Study of Human Head and Tiger

    Pencil on paper
    25.5 x 20 cm (10 x 7⁷/₈ inches)
    Executed circa 1917
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Pouncing Tiger

    Pencil on paper
    18.1 x 25.7 cm (7 ⅛ x 10 ⅛ inches)
    Executed circa 1917
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Study of Large Wild Cat Head

    Pencil on paper
    20 x 26 cm (7 ⅞ x 10 ¼ inches)
    Executed circa 1917
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Study of Crouching Tiger

    Pencil on paper
    25.7 x 22.5 cm (10 ⅛ x 8 ⅞ inches)
    Executed circa 1917
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Lioness in Profile

    Pencil on paper
    20.3 x 27 cm (8 x 10 ⅝ inches)
    Executed circa 1917
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Curves

    Etching, trial proof no. 54
    20.2 x 15 cm (8 x 5 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1919
    Inscribed lower left Trial proof no. 54 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    La Toilette

    Etching, 1st slate
    18.8 x 15.8 cm (7 ⅜ x 6 ¼ inches)
    Signed and dated 1916, numbered 1/3
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Chatter

    Etching
    26 x 19 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 7 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1927
    Inscribed lower left Trial proof no. 18/25 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Mare and Foal

    Etching
    15.6 x 20.7 cm (6 ¹/₈ x 8 ¹/₈ inches)
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Rupert Rides

    Etching
    31 x 23.5 cm (12 ¼ x 9 ¼ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1952
    Inscribed final state 13/50 lower left and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Fear Ridden

    Etching
    12.8 x 17.5 cm (5 x 6 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1926
    Inscribed lower left Final state no. 12/23 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Lutte d'Étalons

    Etching
    17 x 27 cm (6 ¾ x 10 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower right Orovida
    Titled and dedicated lower middle à Paulémile Pissarro Inscribed lower left Épreuve d'artiste
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    The Nomads

    Etching
    18 x 25 cm (7 ⅛ x 9 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1925
    Inscribed lower left Final state 32/42 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Pig Sticking

    Etching
    17.3 x 27.4 cm (6 ¾ x 10 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1931 Numbered lower left 26/50 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Fear

    Etching
    26 x 19.5 cm (10 ¼ x 7 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right, Orovida 1917
    State 2, trial proof no.2
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Peccarys and Tiger Pranks

    Etching and aquatint
    31.5 x 23 cm (12 ⅜ x 9 inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1925
    Inscribed lower left Final state no. 8/30 and titled lower middle
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    La Poursuite

    Etching with aquatint
    17.2 x 12.5 cm (6 ³/₄ x 4 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1917 Inscribed lower left Final State Trial proof no. 1
  • Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968)

    Zebra and Foal

    Etching
    20 x 17.3 cm (7⁷/₈ x 6³/₄ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1938
    Titled lower middle and numbered 4/50 lower right

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Orovida Pissarro
Orovida Camille Pissarro, Lucien and Esther Pissarro’s only child, was the first woman in the Pissarro family as well as the first of her generation to become an artist. Born in Epping, England in 1893, she lived and worked predominantly in London where she became a prominent member of several British arts clubs and societies.

She first learned to paint in the Impressionist style of her father, but after a brief period of formal study with Walter Sickert in 1913 she renounced formal art schooling. Throughout her career, Orovida always remained outside of any mainstream British art movements. Much to Lucien's disappointment she soon turned away from naturalistic painting and developed her own unusual style combining elements of Japanese, Chinese, Persian and Indian art. Her rejection of Impressionism, which for the Pissarro family had become a way of life, together with the simultaneous decision to drop her famous last name and simply use Orovida as a ‘nom de peintre’, reflected a deep desire for independence and distance from the weight of the family legacy.

Orovida's most distinctive and notable works were produced from the period of 1919 to 1939 using her own homemade egg tempera applied in thin, delicate washes to silk, linen or paper and sometimes embellished with brocade borders. These elegant and richly decorative works generally depict Eastern, Asian and African subjects, such as Mongolian horse-riders, tribal dancers and Persian princes, often engaged in dancing or hunting rituals.

The second half of Orovida's painting career, however, is marked by a sudden and dramatic change in style and subject matter. Due to the outbreak of the Second World War, there was a shortage in eggs which led Orovida to take up oil painting. This change in medium led her to embrace contemporary subjects from everyday life, thus returning to a more naturalistic style. Orovida was a gifted printmaker and worked with etching, engraving and lithography. Also an accomplished draughtsman, Orovida would observe animals at the London Zoo which she then juxtaposed with images of the local people of the countries they originally inhabited. Throughout her career she created many etchings of which both the British and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford have a large collection.

The journey of Orovida’s career serves as a symbolic illustration of her relationship with her heritage. Her attempt to break away from tradition to find her own voice, only to return to her roots is apparent throughout her body of work which is emboldened by this journey. Towards the end of her life she was instrumental in developing the Pissarro family archive, established by her parents at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Besides the Ashmolean museum her works can be found in many public collections throughout the UK. Orovida sadly never married or had children.
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