La Petite Fabrique

La Petite Fabrique (The Little Factory) is an oil painting on canvas by the French artist Camille Pissarro. The small work is thought to have been painted between 1862 and 1865. It was presented to the Strasbourg museum by the Société des amis des musées de la ville de Strasbourg (today called the Société des amis des arts et des musées de Strasbourg, or SAAMS)[2] in 1924 and is now in the Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain. Its inventory number is 55.974.0.684.[3]

La Petite Fabrique
English: The Little Factory
Pissarro, La petite fabrique ( Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg ).JPG
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Yearcirca 1862-1865
Catalogue130 (Wildenstein 2005)
Mediumoil painting on canvas
MovementLandscape painting
Barbizon school
Subjecta factory on a meadow, with people walking by
Dimensions26.5 cm × 40.2 cm (10.4 in × 15.8 in)[1]
LocationMusée d'Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg

La Petite Fabrique marks a transition in Pissarro's work, away from Neoclassical landscape depictions à la Camille Corot and towards Realism with underlying social motives. In spite of its peacefulness and nonthreatening size, the little factory announces the inexorable transformation (i. e. industrialisation) of the countryside.[1]


  1. ^ a b Laps, Thierry (February 2008). Les collections du musée d'art moderne et contemporain de la ville de Strasbourg. Strasbourg: Musées de la ville de Strasbourg. p. 30. ISBN 978-2-901833-82-6.
  2. ^ "Dons aux musées". SAAMS. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  3. ^ "La petite Fabrique". Retrieved 28 August 2020.

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