Paul Cézanne

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Paul Cézanne
Terrace of the Garden at Les Lauves
Watercolor over graphite.
17 x 21 1/2 inches (432 x 546 mm)
Thaw Collection.

Watermark: none.
In November 1901, Cézanne purchased land outside the town of Aix-en- Provence and established his last studio. This work depicts the view from his studio terrace toward the town. Beyond the balustrade topped with terra-cotta flowerpots, much of the view dissolves in Cézanne's broad strokes of watercolor, although the distinctive profile of Mont Sainte-Victoire can still be seen in the distance. -- Exhibition Label, from "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection"


Numbered in blue pencil on verso at upper right, "39". Mostly effaced inscription in French in pencil at lower left of verso, directions for a frame, "gros cadre feuille /[C]arte[gris] ou bleu."

Ambroise Vollard, Paris; Georges Bernheim, Paris; Knoedler Galleries, Paris and New York; Mrs. Thalia Malcolm; Knoedler Galleries, New York; Sam Salz, New York; Erich Maria Remarque, Ascona; Feilchenfeldt, Zurich; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939, former owner.
Bernheim, Georges, former owner.
Malcolm, Thalia, former owner.
Salz, Sam, former owner.
Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.


The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection", 2017. Exh. cat., no. 49, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw. Part II. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1985, no. 48.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 90, repr. [Andreas Strobl]

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