Sometimes considered to be Pissarro’s greatest early influence, Corot met him in 1858 in Paris. As with other students, Corot encouraged him to paint en plein air. Through his efforts, Pissarro’s paintings resulted in naturalistic landscapes utilizing the same dark tones that were apparent during this time in Corot’s work. In both the 1864 and 1865 Salon catalogs, Pissarro is listed as Corot’s pupil. His drawing View of Trees can be compared closely to the landscape drawings of Corot from the 1830s.
Edge of the Woods by Camille Pissarro
Chennevieres on the Banks of the Marne
The Crystal Palace