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Landscape at Pont-Aven

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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Gauguin stayed in the village of Pont Aven in Brittany in 1886 and again in 1888, the date of this view. It shows a group of thatched farm buildings set in a fertile landscape at odds with the prevailing image of the desolate Breton countryside. Doubts have been raised about the painting’s authenticity due to a clumsiness in the composition and in the handling of the paint. However, there are some fine passages which are possibly beyond a copyist’s capabilities.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts





oil on canvas


H 66.1 x W 100 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased, 1948

Work type


Inscription description

Signed and dated: P. Gauguin 88


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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