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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

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

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932
P.1932.SC.53

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)



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