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L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise
1877
Alternate titles: Bois des soeurs; L'Étang des soeurs à Osny; Le Bois des soeurs
Rewald: (307) 1877; Venturi: (174) 1875–77; Venturi revised: c.1882; Cooper: 1877; Gowing: 1877 (Edinburgh); Ratcliffe: summer 1877
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 28 7/8 in. (60 x 73.5 cm)

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Exhibition History

1917 Zürich: Kunsthaus, Französische Kunst des XIX und XX. Jahrhunderts, no. 19, Bois des soeurs, lent by A.K[ann].
1923 London: Thomas Agnew & Sons, Masterpieces of French Art of the 19th Century, no. 3, Le Bois des soeurs, lent by Courtauld.
1923 Manchester: Thomas Agnew & Sons, Masterpieces of 19th Century French Art, no. 4, Le Bois des soeurs.
1925b London: Leicester Galleries, Paintings and Drawings by Paul Cézanne, no. 15, Le Bois des soeurs, lent by Courtauld.
1948 London: Tate Gallery, Samuel Courtauld Memorial Exhibition, no. 5.
1949–50 London: Royal Academy of Arts, Landscape in French Art, 1550–1900, no. 310.
1954 Edinburgh and traveling: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Paintings by Cézanne, no. 16 (dated c.1877), lent by Home House Trustees.
1955b Paris: Orangerie, Impressionnistes de la Collection Courtauld de Londres, no. 3, pl. 36.
1976a London: Arts Council of Great Britain, Samuel Courtauld's Collection of French 19th Century Paintings and Drawings, no. 4.
1984 Tokyo and traveling: Takashimaya, Tokyo, The Impressionists and the Post-Impressionists from the Courtauld Collection, no. 7.
1994 London: Courtauld Institute Galleries, Impressionism for England: Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector, no. 4.
2005–06 New York and traveling: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, pl. 63, p. 159 (dated c. 1875), L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.
2006–07 London: National Gallery, Cézanne in Britain, no. 16, ill. (dated c. 1877), L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.
2008 London: The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Cézannes, no. 1, ill, pp. 74–77 (dated c. 1875), L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.

Published References

Wedderkop 1922a: "Paul Cézanne," p. 685, ill.
Wedderkop 1922b: Paul Cézanne, ill.
Dormoy 1929: "La Collection Courtauld," p. 20, ill.
Home House 1935: Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art at Home House, 20 Portman Square, London, no. 74.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 174, ill. vol. 2, L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.
Cooper 1954a: "Two Cézanne Exhibitions," no. 6, pl. 4.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, pl. 11.
Gowing 1977: "The Logic of Organized Sensations," p. 56, ill.
Stokes 1978: "Cézanne," fig. 96 (erroneously illustrated).
Bernard 1986: The Impressionist Revolution, p. 249, ill.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 125, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 307, ill. vol. 2, L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.
Reff 1997a: "The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné by John Rewald: Review," p. 800, does not agree with Rewald's date on stylistic grounds if compared to no. 726.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 108; vol. 2, p. 88, L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.
Mothe 2011: Ce que voyait Cézanne: Les paysages impressionnistes à la lumière des cartes postales, pp. 74–75, ill, L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise, with old postcard view of the park at the Château de Busagny to suggest a possible site.
Machotka 2011a: "Des paysages du nord aux premiers pas du cubisme," p. 189, fig. 102, L'Étang des soeurs à Osny.
Machotka 2014: Cézanne: Landscape into Art, p. 79, fig. 19b, with black and white postcard of the probable site, p. 78, fig. 19a, L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise.

Remarks

This work was painted while Cézanne was staying with Pissarro at Pontoise in 1877.

Vintage postcard view of the park at the Château de Busagny in Osny.
Courtesy Alain Mothe
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "L'Étang des Sœurs à Osny, près de Pontoise, 1877 (cat. no. 106)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=305 (accessed March 29, 2017).
Record last updated November 13, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.