Paul Cézanne, Paysage a Auvers (Landscape in Auvers), 1873

Artist: Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906)
Title:Paysage á Auvers (Landscape in Auvers), 1873
Medium:Original etching in black ink
Image Size:5 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in (13.3 cm x 10.8 cm)
Framed Size:20 5/8 in x 19 5/8 in (52.4 cm x 49.8 cm)
Condition:This work is in very good condition, a nice, rich impression with burr and selective wiping.
ID #w-2731

Historical Description

Created in 1873, Paul Cézanne etching Paysage a Auvers (Landscape in Auvers), 1873 is printed in a black ink with a strong plate mark all around; there is evidence of selective wiping throughout the image. This work was printed by Bernheim Jeune, Paris in 1914 in an edition of 600. Other examples of this work were exhibited at the Hôtel Drouot in 1926 and the Weyhe Gallery in New York.

Depicting a detailed view of an outdoor scene, this intimate work entices the viewer to closely inspect the details throughout the image. Bold and dark with strong contrast, this work evokes a sense of the artist's serenity in the outdoor environment. Comprised of natural and manmade elements, this work portrays the landscape of the French countryside in the late 19th century. Using an up close view of a farm scene, this work expresses Cézanne's studied use of rural architecture in tandem with natural elements. Formally composed of bold horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines, the sense of action created through the intersection of lines causes the viewer's eye to continuously move throughout the image.

Documented and Illustrated in:

1) Cherpin, Jean, L'Oeuvre Gravé de Cézanne, 1972, listed as cat no 5, image
on pg 65, discussion on pg 67.
2) Venturi, Lionello, Cézanne Son Art-Son Oeuvre, Vol I, 1989, details listed as
cat no 1161 on pg 288.
3) Venturi, Lionello, Cézanne Son Art-Son Oeuvre, Vol II, 1989, image listed as
cat no 1161 on pl. 332.

About the Framing:

Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, Paul Cézanne etching Paysage a Auvers (Landscape in Auvers), 1873 is set in a contemporary gold frame with dark brown highlights. The simplicity of the moulding accentuates the linear quality of this piece. Completed with white, silk-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.

Subject Matter: Landscape