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The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan
Paul Cézanne

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 Paul Cézanne
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
Dimensions 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 L697
Location in Gallery Not on display
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