Piette, Ludovic (1826-77). A landscape-painter, who was a pupil of Couture before attending the Académie Suisse, where he became friendly with Pissarro and started to follow the tendancies of Impressionism. He participated in the third and fourth Impressionist exhibitions during a period when his works were almost indistinguishable from those of Pissarro, who often stayed with him in his house of Montfoucault (Mayenne), and where Pissarro painted a number of landscapes.
Around 1870 Piette painted a picture in gouache of Pissarro at work, which later belonged to Camille, the painter's son; now lost, it is known only through a photograph.
The Marketplace at Pontoise