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House on the Marne


Title: House on the Marne
Artist: Cézanne, Paul    
Date of Work: 1888 - 1890
Medium/Support: oil on canvas
Measurements: 28 3/4 x 35 7/8 in (73 x 91.1 cm)
Inscribed: No
Acquisition Information: Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Acquisition Number: 952.3755.4
Credit Line: White House Collection, image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art
Scholar's Notes:

"The artist used the motif of this house on the Marne at least three times, most likely in 1888. During that year, while living in Paris, he painted along the Marne between Paris and Rheims on a number of occasions. Of the three compositions this is the most insistently symmetrical, with the house and even the river presented nearly frontally, parallel to the picture plane, framed by the inward-arching trees. The cone-capped turret of the house is carefully linked with the vertical trees behind. These verticals are strongly reflected in the river, creating a central axis that intersects the riverbank to control the picture surface."

Source of Scholar's Notes: Kloss, William, et al. Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2008.
Page Number(s) in Source: 282
Categories: White House Art Collection  
Type: landscapes; built works (representations)   
Orientation: Landscape
Image ID: 250
Date (chronological sort): 1888