Sadly, a recent inspection of the motif, just after Hallowe’en, revealed a fresh stump where the cherry tree once stood.  It was marked by a plastic gravestone reading R.I.P.  A plastic hand next to the “stone” reached up from the ground as if the personified tree had been buried alive.

Camille Pisarro, Les Toits Rouges, oil on canvas, 21 x 26 inches, 1877