Farmhouse and Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906)
Oil on canvas 
36 1/8 x 28 11/16 in. (91.8 x 72.9 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View

Painted as a gift to a household servant, this view of the Cézanne family estate outside Aix-en-Provence suggests its author’s deep connection to his birthplace and exhibits the increasingly abstract, analytical approach of his mature style. Note the short, parallel strokes that stand for leaves near the center of the composition and the spare, geometric rendering of the farmhouse itself. Rather than the family’s elegant residence, known as the Jas-de-Bouffan ("House of the Winds" in Provençal), Cézanne generally depicted the estate’s leafy grounds and modest outbuildings, including this one, which he may also have used as a studio.


The artist, gift to;
Fannie Toure (a servant at Jas-de-Bouffan), until 1943 to;
Private Collection, Hyères (woman who cared for Mme. Toure in her old age);
?Private Collection, Paris.
Chadourne, Paris, sold 1 April 1950 to;
[Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, stock no. 5382-901, as Marronniers et Ferme du Jas de Bouffan, 1883-84, sold 7 May/1 October 1957 to];
Robert Ellis Simon, bequest 1969 to;
The Norton Simon Foundation, transferred 1995 to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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