The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan

Alternating strips of light and dark green paint show sunlight playing on the trees late one summer afternoon. The view has been cropped at the top to give the painting an impression of depth, despite its small size.

This avenue of chestnut trees at Cézanne's father's country house was one of the artist's favourite motifs.

Key facts

Artist dates
1839 - 1906
Full title
The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan
Date made
1868-70, possibly later
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
38.1 × 46 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs A.E. Pleydell-Bouverie through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Inventory number
Location in Gallery