View of the Domaine Saint-Joseph

Paul Cézanne French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 826

Despite the many areas of canvas left bare, this is one of the few paintings Cézanne signed and thus regarded as "finished." It shows a view of the Jesuit estate of Saint-Joseph, situated on a hill, the Colline des Pauvres, on the road between Aix and the village of Le Tholonet, an area beloved by the artist since his youth. This picture was the first by Cézanne to enter an American museum: the Metropolitan acquired it from the historic Armory Show in 1913, for the highest price of any work in the exhibition.

View of the Domaine Saint-Joseph, Paul Cézanne (French, Aix-en-Provence 1839–1906 Aix-en-Provence), Oil on canvas

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