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The Etang des Soeurs, Osny, near Pontoise
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The Etang des Soeurs, Osny, near Pontoise

Circa 1875

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Oil on canvas

Height: 83.5 cm ( frame ); Depth: 10.7 cm ( frame ); Width: 99.5 cm ( frame ); Width: 73.5 cm ( canvas ); Height: 60 cm ( canvas );

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

About this work
Cézanne painted this view of a footpath running along the banks of a pond while visiting his friend and fellow artist Camille Pissarro in the village of Osny, north of Paris. Cézanne used a palette knife to apply dense layers of paint in broad swathes, creating a lively and textured surface effect. The strong diagonal sweeps and vivid yellow-green tones at the centre of the composition draw our attention away from the shadowed foreground, across the water and to the clearing on the opposite bank. (Permanent collection label)

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

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