– Entente Cordiale Attracts Francophones to Oxford until March 13

From: DirectRooms
Published: Mon Feb 07 2011

The show is on at Oxford's famous Ashmolean Museum and the event is attracting visitors in their hundreds, making hotels in Oxford close to the Ashmolean busier than usual according to

Pissaro's prints have a loyal following in the art world and visitors who are thinking of checking out the show will be pleased to know that the Ashmolean actually owns outright the Eragny Church, one of Pissaro's most famous and renowned works.

Pissaro was known for his painting, engraving and printing too, and fans of his work - which was considered far ahead of its time in its era - can look forward to seeing numerous examples of each of the great man's skills.

There are also Pissaro family heirlooms on display at the show and perhaps the highlight of the exhibition is the availability of the 32 books which Lucien printed with his wife when he was a resident of London.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at, commented: "Oxford enjoys a lot of visitors in the spring time anyway, but this limited-run exhibition of Lucien Pissaro's greatest works will see more people than ever heading for the Ashmolean and its surrounding hotels. So booking a room before arriving in Oxford is the best way to be sure of getting a good deal."


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