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Petites maisons à Pontoise, près d'Auvers-sur-Oise
Alternate titles: Auvers – Les petites maisons; Cottages at Auvers; Kleine Häuser in Antwerpen [sic: Auvers]; Les petites maisons à Auvers; Les petites Maisons d'Auvergne; Maisons à Auvers; Petites maisons à Auvers; Petites maisons à Pontoise; Petites maisons près d'Auvers-sur-Oise
Rewald: (220) 1873–74; Venturi: (156) 1873–74; Venturi revised: 1872–73; Cézanne fils: Melun 1880; Rivière: c.1872–73; Ratcliffe: 1874–75; Machotka et al: circa 1874
Oil on canvas
15 7/8 x 21 3/8 in. (40.5 x 54.5 cm)
Signed lower left in red: P. Cezanne
Vollard archives: photo no. 119, Annotated by Cézanne's son: Melun 1880


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Exhibition History

1900 Berlin: Bruno and Paul Cassirer, III. Jahrgang der Kunst-Austellungen, Winter 1900/1901, no. 5, Kleine Häuser in Antwerpen [sic: Auvers], lent by Durand-Ruel, not for sale.
1904b Paris: Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, no. 22, Les petites Maisons d'Auvergne, lent by Durand-Ruel.
1905 London: Grafton Galleries, Pictures by Boudin, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, no. 41 (dated 1881), Cottages at Auvers, lent by Galerie Durand-Ruel.
1920d Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Cézanne, no. 5, Auvers – Les petites maisons, lent by Durand-Ruel.
1924a Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Exposition Paul Cézanne (au profit de la caisse du monument Cézanne)
1932 Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, The Mrs. L.L. Coburn Collection: Modern Paintings and Watercolors, no. 2.
1935 Kansas City: William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Mo, One Hundred Years of French Painting, no. 5.
1937 San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, Calif, Paul Cézanne, no. 3, ill, lent by Fogg.
1947b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 5, lent by Fogg.
1949 Manchester: Currier Gallery of Art, N.H, Monet and the Beginnings of Impressionism, no. 26.
1954 Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, Mich, Two Sides of the Medal: French painting from Gèrôme to Gauguin, no. 97.
1954–55 Paris: Orangerie, Van Gogh et les peintres d'Auvers-sur-Oise, no. 15, ill, pl. VIII, Petites maisons à Auvers.
1959e New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 9, ill, lent by Fogg.
1990 Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland, Cézanne and Poussin: The Classical Vision in Landscape, no. 12, ill.
2005–06 New York and traveling: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, no. 44, ill, p. 135 (dated c. 1874), Petites maisons près d'Auvers-sur-Oise.

Published References

Duret 1907: "Paul Cézanne," p. 104, ill.
Vollard 1914: Paul Cézanne, pl. 44.
Bulletin de la Vie Artistique 1920e: "Paul Cézanne," p. 747, ill, Maisons à Auvers.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 200, listed, ill. opp. p. 134, Auvers – Les petites maisons.
Tabarant 1924a: "Quelques Propos sur Cézanne," p. 104, ill.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 156, ill. vol. II, Les petites maisons à Auvers.
Art News 1937b: "California Exhibits Cézanne," p. 15, ill.
Jewell 1944a: Paul Cézanne, p. 19, ill.
Rewald 1969: "Chocquet et Cézanne," p. 83, no. 15.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, p. 35, ill.
Sheon 1978: Monticelli: His Contemporaries, His Influence, fig. 57.
Shikes and Harper 1980: Pissarro: His Life and Work, p. 129, ill, with related gouache by Pissarro.
Jones 1985: Modern Art at Harvard, p. 50, no. 39, ill.
Brettell 1990: Pissarro and Pontoise: The Painter in a Landscape, p. 166, fig. 145.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 220, ill. vol. 2, Petites maisons près d'Auvers-sur-Oise.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 108, pl. 64.
Feilchenfeldt 2005a: "Zur Rezeptionsgeschichte Cézannes in Deutschland," p. 133, ill.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 99; vol. 2, p. 86, Petites maisons près d'Auvers-sur-Oise.
Mothe 2011: Ce que voyait Cézanne: Les paysages impressionnistes à la lumière des cartes postales, pp. 46–47, ill, Petites maisons à Pontoise, with old postcard view of house titled "Établissements Fauvel, horticulteur"; the house at right still exists at 39, rue des Coteaux in Pontoise.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2011a: Kunstsalon Bruno & Paul Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1898-1901 «Das Beste aus aller Welt zeigen», Vol. 1, p. 340, ill.


Alain Mothe has identified the site. The house at the right in the painting still exists in Pontoise at 39, rue des Coteaux in an area called Le Chou.  The same houses appear in Pissarro's  La Récolte des pommes de terre, Pontoise, 1874.

Postcard view of the motif. The house still exists at 39, rue des Couteaux in Pontoise
Courtesy Alain Mothe
Camille Pissarro, La Récolte des pommes de terre, Pontoise, 1874. Private collection.
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Petites maisons à Pontoise, près d'Auvers-sur-Oise, 1873–74 (cat. no. 82)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed July 18, 2018).
Record last updated July 21, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.