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La Route tournante (rue des Roches au Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise)
c. 1881
Alternate titles: Environs d'Aix; Environs d'Aix-en-Provence; Environs of Aix; La Route tournante; La Route tournante au Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise; Turn in the Road; Twisting Road
Rewald: (490) c.1881; Venturi: (329) 1879–82; Venturi revised: c.1881; Cooper: spring 1881; Gowing: c.1881 (Edinburgh); Machotka et al: circa 1881
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 28 11/16 in. (60 x 73 cm)


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Exhibition History

1928d New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Paul Cézanne, no. 14, Environs d'Aix, lent by Spaulding.
1929 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass.
1929 Cambridge, Mass.: Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass, French Painting of the XIXth and XXth Centuries, no. 5, pl. XXIII, Environs d'Aix-en-Provence, lent by John T. Spaulding.
1931–32 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass.
1934 Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, A Century of Progress, no. 292, Environs of Aix, lent by John T. Spaulding.
1948 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass, The John T. Spaulding Collection, no. 8, pl. 2.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, A Loan Exhibition, no. 42, ill, lent by Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
1954 Edinburgh and traveling: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Paintings by Cézanne, no. 26, pl. III, lent by MFA, Boston.
1959e New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Loan Exhibition: Cézanne, no. 19, ill, lent by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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. 11.
1973 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass, Impressionism
1974 Tokyo and traveling: National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Cézanne, no. 29.
1984–85 Los Angeles and traveling: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif, A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, no. 72.
1993 Tübingen: Kunsthalle, Cézanne Gemälde, no. 27, ill.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Réunion des musées nationaux / musée d'Orsay, Tate Gallery and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paris, Cézanne, no. 76, ill, shown in Philadelphia only.
2005–06 New York and traveling: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, no. 59, ill, p. 155, La Route tournante.
2009 Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa, Cézanne and Beyond, pl. 206, p. 524, La Route tournante.
2012–13 Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, Cézanne and the Past: Tradition and Creativity, no. 110, ill.

Published References

Bernard 1891: "Paul Cézanne," (described), seen at Tanguy's.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, no. 329, ill. vol. II, La Route tournante.
Novotny 1937: Cézanne, pl. 33.
Vollard 1937: Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux, pl. 30.
Goldwater 1938: "Cézanne in America: The Master's Paintings in American Collections," p. 149, ill.
Lhote 1939: Traité du paysage, pl. 44 (with commentary).
Cogniat 1939a: Cézanne, pl. 36.
Wilenski 1940: Modern French Painters, fig. 15A.
Jewell 1944a: Paul Cézanne, p. 43, ill.
Dame 1948: "Spaulding Collection Willed to Boston Museum," p. 12, ill.
Edgell 1949: French Painters in the Museum of Fine Arts: Corot to Utrillo, p. 51, ill.
Raynal 1954: Cézanne, p. 55, ill.
Cooper 1954a: "Two Cézanne Exhibitions," pp. 378–79.
Erpel 1958: Paul Cézanne, p. 21, ill.
Lhote 1958: Traités du paysage et de la figure, fig. 43 (with commentary).
Andersen 1967a: "Cézanne, Tanguy, Choquet [sic]," p. 139, note 22.
Bodelsen 1968b: "Early Impressionist Sales 1874–94 in the Light of Some Unpublished 'Procès-Verbaux'," p. 345.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, pl. 18.
Brion 1974: Cézanne, p. 39.
Venturi 1978: Cézanne, p. 82, ill.
Pickvance and Takumi 1986: Cézanne, p. 100, ill, b/w.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 126, ill.
Distel 1989: Les Collectionneurs des impressionnistes: Amateurs et marchands, p. 67, ill.
Naubert-Riser 1992: Cézanne, p. 27.
Kostenevich 1995: Hidden Treasures Revealed, p. 187, fig. 1.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 490, ill. vol. 2, La Route tournante.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 210, pl. 127.
Tanaka 2001: "Cézanne and 'Japonisme'," p. 204, fig. 4, Twisting Road.
Schmidt 2004a: Cézannes Lehre, fig. 9.
Mothe et al. 2006: Cézanne à Auvers-sur-Oise, p. 49, ill, with old postcard view of motif (detail), p. 48, identified as rue des Roches.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 162; vol. 2, p. 117, La Route tournante.
Chevrier 2009: "Jeff Wall: Within the View(ing), or The Spirit of Place," p. 524, pl. 206, Turn in the Road.
Taylor 2009: "Learning from 'Papa Cézanne': Arshile Gorky and the (Self-) Invention of the Modern Artist," p. 419, ill. p. 524, pl. 206, Turn in the Road.
Chiappini 2011: "Quel silenzio, in attesa del tempo della rivelazione," p. 33, fig. 16.
Mothe 2011: Ce que voyait Cézanne: Les paysages impressionnistes à la lumière des cartes postales, pp. 44–45, ill, La Route tournante au Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise, with old postcard general view of the hamlet.
Société Paul Cézanne 2011: P. Cézanne: À Paris et en Île de France, p. 73, ill, La Route tournante, dated 1881.
Coutagne 2011d: Cézanne abstraction faite, p. 168, fig. 110.
Coutagne 2017: "Chemin-Cezanne," p. 22, fig. 4.


Alain Mothe has identified the site as rue des Roches au Valhermeil, hence the new title.

Courtesy Alain Mothe
Courtesy Alain Mothe
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "La Route tournante (rue des Roches au Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise), c. 1881 (cat. no. 163)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed September 22, 2018).
Record last updated September 19, 2018. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.