Landscape with Poplars

This is one of a group of five landscapes probably painted at this period in which Cézanne experimented with a regular pattern of parallel diagonal and vertical brushstrokes to suggest shimmering sunlight playing across the various textures of the foliage.

The site has been identified as the artist's native Provence, in the south of France.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1839 - 1906
Full title
Landscape with Poplars
Date made
about 1885-7
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
71 x 58 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs M.S. Walzer as part of the Richard and Sophie Walzer Bequest from the Cassirer collection, 1979
Inventory number
NG6457
Location in Gallery