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Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver
c. 1878
Alternate titles: Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan; Paysage; Paysage d'hiver aux environs de Paris; The basin of the Jas de Bouffan in winter; Winter Landscape (The Pool at the Jas de Bouffan)
Rewald: (350) c.1878; Venturi: (164) c.1878; Venturi revised: c 1882; Rivière: 1878; Cooper: winter 1881–82; Gowing: 1878 (Burlington)
Oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 22 1/8 in. (47 x 56.2 cm)
Vollard B stockbook: no. 4403, paysage bord d'eau (3500 frs)
Vollard archives: photo no. 68, Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1880
Private collection



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Exhibition History

1905b Paris: Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, no. 316, Paysage.
1906 London: New Gallery, Exhibition of the International Society, no. 205, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, A Loan Exhibition, no. 36, ill, lent by Lecomte, catalogued but not exhibited.
1954 Paris: Orangerie, Hommage à Cézanne, no. 40, pl. XVII, lent by private collection, Paris.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Réunion des musées nationaux / musée d'Orsay, Tate Gallery and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paris, Cézanne, no. 53, ill.
1998–99 Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Classic Cézanne, no. 27, ill, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver, lent by Corinne Cuellar-Nathan.
1999–2000 Riehen: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Cézanne und die Moderne, no. 8, ill, p. 90, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
2000 Aix-en-Provence: Musée Granet, Au fil de l'eau: Cézanne, no. 9, ill, p. 15, lent by Private collection, Switzerland, shown beginning in August.
2005–06 New York and traveling: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, no. 85, ill, p. 185, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver, lent by Private collection.
2006 Washington, D.C. and traveling: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, Cézanne in Provence, no. 22, ill, lent by Private collection.

Published References

Fry 1906: "[review of the New Gallery exhibition]," p. 112.
Faure 1921: Histoire de l'art moderne, p. 426.
Faure 1921: Histoire de l'Art, L'Art Moderne, p. 406, ill.
Bell 1923: Since Cézanne, pl. XXXI.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 206, Paysage d'hiver aux environs de Paris.
Goulinat 1925: "Technique picturale: L'Evolution du métier de Cézanne," p. 23, ill.
Fry 1926: "Le développement de Cézanne," p. 407, ill.
Fry 1927a: Cézanne: A Study of His Development, pp. 62-63, fig. 27, pl. XII.
Bell 1931: An Account of French Painting, pl. XXXI.
Rewald and Marschutz 1935b: "Cézanne und der 'Jas de Bouffan'," p. 253, ill. (with photograph of motif).
Raynal 1936: Cézanne, pl. XLVII.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, no. 164, ill. vol. II, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan.
Rewald 1936e: Cézanne et Zola, fig. 37 (with photograph of motif).
Novotny 1938: Cézanne und das Ende der wissenschaftlichen Perspektive, p. 199, no. 47, list of motifs.
Rewald 1939c: Cézanne, Sa Vie, son oeuvre, son amitié pour Zola, fig. 45 (with photograph of motif).
Clark 1950: Landscape Painting, p. 123.
Jourdain 1950: Cézanne, ill.
Raynal 1954: Cézanne, p. 51, ill.
Gowing 1956: "Notes on the Development of Cézanne," p. 188.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, p. 12, ill.
Wadley 1975: Cézanne and His Art, pl. 34.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 15, ill.
Wadley 1989: Cézanne and His Art, p. 40, ill. in b/w.
Kostenevich 1995: Hidden Treasures Revealed, p. 181, fig. 3.
Cahn 1995b: Paul Cézanne, p. 91, ill.
Coutagne et al. 1996: Les Sites Cézanniens du Pays d'Aix: Hommage à John Rewald, p. 84.
Machotka 1996: Cézanne: Landscape into Art, p. 48, fig. 23, with photograph of motif, fig. 22, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 350, ill. vol. 2, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
Coutagne 2000: "Cézanne au fil de l'eau," ill. p. 15, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 126-7, pl. 76.
Tanaka 2001: "Cézanne and 'Japonisme'," p. 205, fig. 6, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan, with erroneous image (no. 236).
Coutagne 2004: "The Jas de Bouffan Landscapes," fig. 110, ill. in color.
Société Paul Cézanne 2005: P. Cézanne: Les sites provençaux, p. 35, ill, with photo of motif (c. 1935), p. 34, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
Riley 2006: "Cézanne in Provence," p. 622, fig. 45, The basin of the Jas de Bouffan in winter.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 111; vol. 2, p. 88, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
Arrouye 2011: "L'eau, miroir de la peinture," p. 160, fig. 79, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver, size given: 52.5 x 56 cm.
Elam 2012: "Modern Vision and the 'Older Masters': Roger Fry's Cézanne," p. 175, fig. 98, p. 165 (detail), Winter Landscape (The Pool at the Jas de Bouffan).
Machotka 2014: Cézanne: Landscape into Art, p. 81, fig. 20b, with black and white photo of motif, fig. 20a, Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver.
Nagaï 2016: "Cézanne and Jas de Bouffan," p. 117, ill.


The house behind the tree is the same as the one on the hill depicted in two earlier works [La Tranchée, 1867–68 (48)] and [La Tranchée avec la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, c.1870 (54)]. Also related to this landscape is another winter scene [Les Marronniers du Jas de Bouffan en hiver, 1885–86 (216)], whereby Cézanne stood to the right of the pool to focus on the allée of bare chestnut trees.

There is a watercolor of the same subject.



Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan aux arbres dénudés (R155)
Courtesy F. Chédeville
Photograph of the motif. John Rewald Archive, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.
John Rewald, circa 1935; Sabine Rewald
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Le Bassin du Jas de Bouffan en hiver, c. 1878 (cat. no. 112)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed September 22, 2018).
Record last updated December 1, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.