Camille Pissarro, Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, 1872; Yale University Art Gallery.
This beautiful Pissarro — detailed and impressionistically naturalistic — has been turned bright yellow in the modern reproduction shown below, removing a lot of detail, obscuring the life-like elements of the portrait and in general adding new coloration without apparent reason. Sadly, yellowed images of famous paintings are common online. It's especially frustrating when a first-hand photo is easily available at a museum's website. Why the yellow? It remains a mystery. Note the watermark of the commercial art vendor on the altered image. It's hard to tell if the real-world reproduction looks exactly like this, or if the image has been further edited during its online history. The photo above comes directly from the Yale University website.
Altered reproduction of a painting by Camille Pissarro.
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