Hillside in Provence

While the specific hillside in Cézanne's native Provence has not been conclusively identified, the wall of angular, jutting rock formations in this painting may represent a quarry, with the cuttings revealing geological strata.

Stylistically, the painting relates to landscapes that Cézanne was painting around Aix-en-Provence in the mid-1880s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1839 - 1906
Full title
Hillside in Provence
Date made
about 1890-2
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
63.5 x 79.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1926
Inventory number
NG4136
Location in Gallery