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A Shed (Une cabane)
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A Shed (Une cabane)

Circa 1880

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Graphite, watercolour on paper (pale cream wove)

Width: 47.5 cm; Height: 31.4 cm;

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932

About this work
The subject of this watercolour is unique in Cézanne’s oeuvre and the site has not been identified. The building’s three-dimensional form is difficult to read, but the motif is rendered with a firm sense of structure on the paper. As is typical of Cézanne’s early watercolours, the image is mainly formed by the pencil drawing. However, the predominantly monochrome colours play a vital part in balancing the composition and serve to convey the impression of a ramshackle building organically integrated into its natural surroundings. (Permanent collection label)

This work is not on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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