Paul Cézanne

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Paul Cézanne
ca. 1900-1906
Watercolor over graphite.
18 x 11 3/4 inches (457 x 298 mm)
Thaw Collection, gift in honor of S. Parker Gilbert.

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This vertical composition depicting a stand of trees in a hilly landscape is exceptional among Cézanne's late watercolors and exemplifies his technical mastery of dissolving and constructing form through an accumulation of strokes of diluted wash. The site, which does not recur in other works by the artist, has yet to be identified but may be along the road to Château Noir, east of Aix-en-Provence. -- Exhibition Label, from "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection"

Paul Vallotton; Lausanne; Private Collection, Switzerland; Wildenstein and Co., New York; Lazarus Phillips, Montreal; Georges Bernier, New York; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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Vallotton, Paul, former owner.
Phillips, Lazarus, former owner.
Bernier, Georges, 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. 46, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 99.

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