Description & Technical information

This beautiful landscape painted by Guillaumin near Paris around 1877 is a fine example of his work from nature made alongside Cezanne, whom he met in 1864, at the Académie Suisse, quai des Orfèvres.

Between 1875 and 1879, both of them painted the same patterns, sitting side by side in Issy-les-Moulineaux and in other similarly picturesque locations around the Parisian region. They choose the same composition, and the frame is identical. These shared painting sessions express the evolution
of the two painters' techniques in an eloquent manner, displaying their mutual influences but also marking their independence.

For this particular painting, the two friends appear to have set up their easels somewhere high up, looking down on a house in the foreground on the right-hand side, and over a winding road disappearing into the distant hills. Guillaumin probably sit to the right of Cezanne. Their two canvases are the same size.

Date:  1877
Period:  19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 46.5 x 55.5 cm (18¹/₄ x 21⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris.
Private Collection, Geneva.


John Rewald, The Paintings of Paul Cézanne : A Catalogue Raisonné, Tome I, Thames and Hudson, New York, 1996, illustrated p.256.

This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre de Armand Guillaumin, Tome II, being prepared by the Guillaumin Committee.


Armand Guillaumin, Kunstsalon Abels, Cologne. Label on the back.