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Portrait of Madame Cézanne

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

24 3/8 × 20 1/8 inches (61.9 × 51.1 cm) Frame: 34 3/8 × 29 5/16 × 2 1/8 inches (87.3 × 74.5 × 5.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 260, European Art 1850-1900, second floor

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Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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With Ambroise Vollard, Paris; possibly Walther Halvorsen, Oslo; Gottlieb Friedrich Reber, Lausanne; with Paul Rosenberg, Paris, by 1926 [1]; Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), London, by 1929 [2]; with Paul Rosenberg, New York, by 1930 [3]; sold to Henry P. McIlhenny, Philadelphia, by March 1934 [4]; bequest to PMA, 1986. 1. Exhibited at French Gallery, London, "Great Masters of the French XIXth Century [Rosenberg Collection], 1926, no. 2. 2. See Marie Dormoy, "La Collection Courtauld," L'Amour de l'Art, vol. 10, 1929, illus. p. 17; and J. Manson, "The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Courtauld," Creative Art, 1929, p. 262. 3. Rosenberg lent the painting to the Rhode Island School of Design exhibition, "Modern French Art," 1930, no. 4. 4. See letter in the curatorial file dated March 24, 1934 from the Art Institute of Chicago to McIlhenny requesting the loan of the painting (see also letter in file from McIlhenny to his insurance agent dated May 6, 1935, in which he notes Rosenberg as the source of the purchase). Provenance per John Rewald, The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1996, no. 685.

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