Artist: Paul Cézanne (French, Aix-en-Provence 1839–1906 Aix-en-Provence)

Date: 1885–86

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 31 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (80 x 64.1 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Franz H. Hirschland, 1957

Accession Number: 57.181


This is one of three views of Gardanne, a hill town near Aix-en-Provence where Cézanne worked from the summer of 1885 through the spring of 1886. The steeple of the local church crowns the cluster of red-roofed buildings which animate the sloping terrain. Faceted and geometric, the structures anticipate early-twentieth-century Cubism.