Tortured by his disease, forced by his to look after himself away from his native beloved Provence, he was able to except his context to realize on the banks of the Lake Annecy one of his most beautiful masterpiece : Lake Annecy, property of the Institute Courtauld of London; two paintings representing the child with the straw hat, respectively in the County Museum of Los Angeles and the Gallery Yoshi of Tokyo, as well as 21 aquarelles and drawings referenced Venturi-Rewald, today spread in the biggest collections of the world.
Adrien Chappuis wrote in 1956 on his subject: "In the peace of its retreat, nature, pleasant and interesting, held him company; he, who usually did not touch brushes as soon as it had gone out of its native Provence, or the Ile-de-France, painted on the lakesides a famous picture. This picture shows Duingt seen the bank of Talloires with the lake, the castle, the mountains... A branch of tree decents in curve towards the right, masking the valley. The landscape is happy. The blue tones dominate there, with the green and the pink ".
Document Cézanne en Savoie - Association 1901.