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Au bord de l'étang
Alternate titles: Bord de rivière
Rewald: (244) 1876–77; Venturi: (232) 1873–75; Venturi revised: 1872–74; Cézanne fils: circa 1875–80
Oil on canvas
17 1/2 x 21 1/16 in. (44.5 x 53.5 cm)
Vollard archives: photo no. 173, Annotated by Cézanne's son: circa 1875 — 80


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Exhibition History

1895 Paris: Galerie Vollard, Paul Cézanne
1905b Paris: Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, no. 319 (?), Bord de rivière.
1949 Manchester: Currier Gallery of Art, N.H, Monet and the Beginnings of Impressionism, no. 27.
1956 Munich: Haus der Kunst, Paul Cézanne, no. 15, lent by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
1956 The Hague: Haags Gemeentemuseum, Paul Cézanne, no. 11.
1956 Zürich: Kunsthaus, Paul Cézanne, no. 21.
1956–57 Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cézanne, Ausstellung zum Gedenken an sein 50. Todesjahr, no. 6, ill, lent by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
1970b New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y, 100 Paintings from the Boston Museum, no. 64, ill.
1971 Washington, D.C. and traveling: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C, Cézanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Phillips Collection, no. 4.
1973 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass, Impressionism
1978 Leningrad and traveling: Museum of Fine Arts, Leningrad, Symbolist Roots of Modern Painting
1979–80 Atlanta and traveling: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Atlanta, Ga, Corot to Braque, no. 43, ill.
1983–84 Tokyo and traveling: Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Masterpieces of European Painting from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1997 Glasgow: Glasgow Art Museum, The Birth of Impressionism, From Constable to Monet, listed p. 31, ill. p. 25.
2012 Tokyo: National Art Center, Paris—Provence, no. 52, ill.

Published References

Bernard 1925: Souvenirs sur Paul Cézanne: une conversation avec Cézanne: la méthode de Cézanne, ill. opposite p. 21.
Bernard 1926a: Souvenirs sur Paul Cézanne, Une Conversation avec Cézanne, ill. opp. p. 32.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, no. 232, ill. vol. II, Au bord de l'étang.
Art News 1948: "The Pond Acquired by Boston Museum of Fine Arts," p. 31, ill.
Edgell 1949: French Painters in the Museum of Fine Arts: Corot to Utrillo, p. 51, ill.
Geist 1975: "The Secret Life of Paul Cézanne," p. 9, ill.
Shiff 1984: Cézanne and the End of Impressionism, fig. 24.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 108, ill.
Lewis 1989: Cézanne's Early Imagery, p. 109, fig. 52.
Kendall 1993a: Cézanne & Poussin: A Symposium, pl. 29.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 244, ill. vol. 2, Au bord de l'étang.

Supplemental Images

Paul Cézanne, Au bord de l'étang, (RW56)
Courtesy F. Chédeville
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Au bord de l'étang, 1876–77 (cat. no. 637)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed September 22, 2018).
Record last updated December 3, 2015. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.