Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906)

La Montagne Saint-Victoire

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Watercolour and pencil on paper
32.5 x 49.9 cm (12 ³/₄ x 19 ⁵/₈ inches)
Executed circa 1900

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the artist
    By inheritance to Paul Cézanne fils, Aix-en-Provence and Paris
    Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris, 1907
    Montross Gallery, New York, April 1916
    Lillie P. Bliss, New York, acquired from the above in 1916
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, bequest from the above
    Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 11 May 1944
    Lola and Siegfried Kramarsky, New York, by 1952
    By descent to Dr. Sonja Binkhorst-Kramarsky, New York, by 1959 from the above
    Private collection, New York, by descent

  • Exhibitions

    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)
    New York, Montross Gallery, Cézanne, January 1916, no. 12 (titled Trees on the Mountain)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Masters, April-May 1920, p. 9, no. 55 (titled Trees on a Mountain)
    Brooklyn Academy of Arts and Sciences, Summer Exhibition of Modern French and American Painters, June-October 1926
    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 Lillie P. Bliss, May 1931-January 1932, no. 20 (titled Trees on a Mountainside)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, May-September 1934, p. 35, no. 17 (illustrated; dated circa 1897-1900)
    The Arts Club of Chicago, Watercolors and Drawings from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection, May-June 1935, no. 3
    Pittsburgh, Carnegie Art Institute, Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection, March-April 1935, no. 30
    The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, February-May 1952, p. 91, no. 114 (dated circa 1900-1906)
    Gemeentemuseum den Haag, Paul Cézanne, June-July 1956, no. 87 (dated 1900-1906)
    Aix-en-Provence, Pavillon de Vendôme, Exposition pour commémorer le cinquantenaire de la mort de Cézanne, July-August 1956, no. 79 (illustrated)
    Kunsthaus Zürich, Paul Cézanne, August-October 1956, p. 35, no. 138 (dated 1900-1906)
    New York, Wildenstein & Co. Inc., Cézanne, November-December 1959, no. 82 (illustrated; dated 1900-1906)
    New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Cézanne Watercolors, April 1963, p. 50, no. 52 (illustrated, pl. LI; dated 1897-1900)
    Pasadena Art Museum, Cézanne Watercolors, November-December 1967, p. 59, no. 30 (illustrated, p. 47; dated circa 1897-1900)
    London, Royal Academy, Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec, 2023-2024, no.73

  • Literature

    A.H. Barr, Jr., ed., The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, New York, 1934, p. 35, no. 17 (illustrated; dated 1897-1900)
    L. Venturi, Cézanne: Son art, son oeuvre, Paris, 1936, vol. I, p. 266, no. 1018 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 301; dated 1900-1906)
    A.H. Barr, Jr., ed., Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942, p. 30, no. 101
    A.H. Barr, Jr., ed., Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967, New York, 1977, p. 651
    J. Rewald, Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors, A Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1983, p. 209, no. 499 (illustrated)
    G.S. Keyes, "Reconsideration of Late Variants of Cézanne's 'Theme of Mont Sainte-Victoire," Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, vol. 77, no. 1, 2003, p. 36 (illustrated, fig. 6)
    W. Feilchenfeldt, J. Warman and D. Nash, The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné, (, no. FWN 1444 (illustrated in colour)
    Christopher Lloyd et al, Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec, exhibition catalogue, London, 2023-2024, pp.138-139, no.73
    Jackie Wullschläger, ‘The world in motion and on paper’, Financial Times, 25-26 November 2023, p.14

  • Description

    This original artwork by Paul Cézanne is available for immediate purchase. 

Artist's Biography

Paul Cézanne