Paul Cézanne - The Pool at the Jas de Bouffan 1888

The Pool at the Jas de Bouffan 1888
The Pool at the Jas de Bouffan
1888 64x81cm oil/canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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From Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
Cézanne’s affection for his family’s estate, the Jas de Bouffan, near Aix, is reflected in the many views he painted of the property over a quarter century. He depicted the road at the lower right in this composition several times in the late 1880s. Bordered with chestnut trees, it led from the back of an eighteenth-century house to landscaped gardens. Near the rail dividing the areas was a pool for collecting water and a washing trough, visible in the middle ground. The pool was flanked by waterspouts in the shape of lions, one of which may be seen here from behind.