Paysage à Auvers
Cézanne, Paul; printmaker; French artist, 1839-1906
black carbon ink; Medium
height, plate, 131, mm
width, plate, 111, mm
height, sheet, 225, mm
width, sheet, 184, mm
given; 1978-03; Gow, A.S.F.
From Craddock & Barnard, 1956, £6
Cezanne made this, his 5th and last print, in July 1873 whilst working with the painter Armand Guillaumin, the subject of one of Cezanne's other etchings, at the house of Dr Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909) in Auvers. Cezanne and Guillaumin were experimenting with etching for the first time, probably using the etching press belonging to Dr Gachet, who had himself made a number of etchings. The subject is the entrance to the farm just off the Rue Saint Remy. The etching is reversed in relation to the painting of the same subject, which Cezanne made at Auvers and gave to Pissarro (now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art). The plate was used as the frontispiece for the book "Cezanne" published by Bernheim-Jeune in 1914, when 600 impressions were printed. There were relatively few impressions taken during Cezanne's lifetime.
Through the National Art Collections Fund
Object Number: P.5-1978
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 1244; input: 2000-01-20; modified: 2011-07-28)