|Lac d'Annecy 1896. Oil on canvas. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.|
“Lake Annecy is a revelation. It is a miracle. It brings the tears to a body's eyes it is so enchanting. It stretches itself out there in the caressing sunlight, and away towards its border of majestic mountains, a crisped and radiant plain of water of the divinest blue that can be imagined.”
The view has not changed much since Cézanne first painted it in 1896.
Mountains, rolling hills, blue skies, the mirror-like image of the lake mixing in with the plush green foliage and the castle that sits on a hill.