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The Route Nationale at Samer

Jean-Charles Cazin (French, Samer 1841–1901 Lavandou)
Oil on canvas
41 1/2 x 48 1/4 in. (105.4 x 122.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maria DeWitt Jesup, from the collection of her husband, Morris K. Jesup, 1914
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): J.C.CAZIN
[Knoedler, New York, 1893; stock no. 7339; purchased in April for Fr 12,000; sold on December 23 for $4,000 to Jesup]; Morris K. Jesup, New York (until d. 1908); Mrs. Morris K. (Maria DeWitt) Jesup, New York (1908–d. 1914)
New York. American Art Galleries. "Works of J.-Ch. Cazin," 1893, no. 81 (as "A Former Royal Highway," lent by Messrs. M. Knoedler & Co., New York).

Léonce Bénédite. "Jean-Charles Cazin (I et II)." Revue de l'art ancien et moderne 10 (July and August 1901), p. 92, as "Route nationale"; illustrates a drawing similar to this composition as "Étude près de Samer" [part I, p. 11].

B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "European Paintings in the Jesup Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 10 (May 1915), p. 94, as "A Former Royal Highway".

Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, XIX Century. New York, 1966, p. 144, ill., date it 1890–1900; note that it depicts the old royal highway running through the town near Boulogne where Cazin was born; compare it to Jongkind, Millet, and Corot.

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