This painting Pissarro produced before the Impressionists' first group exhibition, which was held in 1874. The rather heavy feel of the trees and hill on the right shows signs of the influence of an older style. The trees on the island on the left (Croissy Island), the white house, and the flow of the Seine are rendered in a style that is a harbinger of the Impressionist vision, with its exploration of the effects of light and shadow. Bougival is a village on the left bank of the Seine, west of Paris. The bridge in the distance connects the island in the center with the village of Croissy on the opposite shore.
Camille Pissarro was born in St. Thomas island in 1830. The exotic island inspired much of his painting which you can study here.