Detail: Camille Pissarro, France, 1830-1903, Prairie à Éragny, Éragny, France, 1886, oil on canvas, 59.4 x 73.0cm. Gift of the Gwinnett Family, James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, Roy and Marjory Edwards Bequest Fund, Margaret Olley Art Trust, Helen Bowden, Frank and Mary Choate, Peter and Pamela McKee, Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO, David and Pam McKee, and Members through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Masterwork Appeal 2014.

Foundation Masterwork Appeal

The Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Masterwork Appeal has recently been successfully completed and Camille Pissarro’s beautiful Impressionist painting, Prairie à Éragny (1886), now holds prime position in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s permanent collection.

The Masterwork Appeal raised more than $4.5 million entirely from private funds. The Art Gallery Foundation has never previously attempted an appeal of this quantum and the Foundation Chairman Andrew Gwinnett and Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich are proud to acknowledge what can be achieved with the support of the Gallery’s donors.

Prairie à Éragny is a magnificent addition to the Gallery’s collection and through being a work which transforms the Gallery’s collection it unquestionably accomplishes the aim of the Masterwork Appeal. This painting has already attracted significant visitors since it was unveiled in the Melrose Wing (gallery 17) in August and it also stimulates new conversations with works already in the Gallery’s collection.

The Masterwork Appeal united the Gallery community and represents a project whose success is owed to every single person involved.

Detail: Camille Pissarro, France, 1830-1903, Prairie à Éragny, Éragny, France, 1886, oil on canvas, 59.4 x 73.0cm. Gift of the Gwinnett Family, James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, Roy and Marjory Edwards Bequest Fund, Margaret Olley Art Trust, Helen Bowden, Frank and Mary Choate, Peter and Pamela McKee, Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO, David and Pam McKee, and Members through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Masterwork Appeal 2014.

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