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Artist NamePaul Cézanne (1839-1906)
TitleLandscape with the Montagne Saint-Victoire
Date of Artworkc.1904-1906
MediumWatercolour and pencil on white wove paper.
Size12 2/3 x 19 5/8 in. • 325 x 499 mm
Framed Dimensions23 1/4 x 30 3/8 in. • 59 x 77 cm

Provenance

The estate of the artist;
By inheritance to Paul Cézanne fils, Aix-en-Provence and Paris;
Probably part of a group of watercolours acquired from him in March 1907 by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris;
Lent by them to Newman Emerson Montross (Montross Gallery), New York, in 1915-1916;
Acquired from them in 1916 by Lillie (Lizzie) P. Bliss, New York;
Bequeathed by her in 1931 to the Museum of Modern Art, New York;
Their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 11 May 1944, lot 65;
Lola and Siegfried Kramarsky, New York;
By descent to Dr. Sonja Binkhorst-Kramarsky, New York, by 1959;
Thence by descent to a private collection, New York.

Literature

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., ed., The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1934, p.35, no.17, pl.17;
Lionello Venturi, Cézanne: Son art – son oeuvre, Paris, 1936, Vol.I, p.266, no.1018, Vol.II, pl.301, fig.1018 (where dated 1900-1906);
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., ed., Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942, p.30 no.101;
Theodore Reff, ‘Cézanne’s Watercolors and Modern Taste’, in Theodore Reff, ed., Cézanne Watercolors, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1963, p.16;
Theodore Reff, ed., Cézanne Watercolors, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1963, pp.50-51, no.52, illustrated pl.LI (entry by Caroline Abraham);
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art 1929-1967, New York, 1977, p.651;
John Rewald, Paul Cézanne. The Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné, London and New York, 1983, p.209, no.499, illustrated fig.499 (where dated c.1900);
George S. Keyes, ‘Reconsideration of Late Variants of Cézanne’s “Theme of Mont Sainte-Victoire”‘, Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2003, p.36, fig.6;
Walter Feilchenfeldt, Jayne Warman and David Nash, The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné, [www.cezannecatalogue.com], no.FWN 1444 (where dated c.1900).;

Exhibition History

Rome, Palazzo dell’Esposizione, Prima esposizione internazionale d’arte della ‘Secessione’, 1913, no.677;
Rome, Palazzo dell’Esposizione, Seconda esposizione internationale d’arte della ‘Secessione’, 1914, no.24 (as Alberi in montagna, lent by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune);
New York, Montross Gallery, Cézanne Exhibition, 1916, no.12 (as Trees on the Mountain);
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Masters, 1920, no.55 (as Trees on a Mountain);
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Andover, Massachusetts, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, and Indianapolis, John Herron Art Institute, Memorial Exhibition: The Collection of the Late Miss Lizzie P. Bliss, May 1931-January 1932, no.20 (as Trees on a Mountainside);
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, 1934, no.17;
Pittsburgh, Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Water Colors from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection, 1935, no.30;
Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Watercolors and Drawings from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection, 1935, no.3;
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago and New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, 1952, no.114 (lent bySiegfried Kramarsky);
Zurich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Paul Cézanne, August-October 1956, no.138 (lent by Siegfried Kramarsky);
New York, Wildenstein, Cézanne, 1959, no.82 (lent by Sonja Kramarsky);
New York, M. Knoedler and Company, Cézanne Watercolors, April 1963, no.52 (lent by Sonja Binkhorst-Kramarsky);
Pasadena, Pasadena Art Museum, Cézanne Watercolors, 1967, no.30.;