About This Artwork

Paul Cézanne
French, 1839-1906

Montagne Saint-Victoire (The Arc Valley), c. 1885

Watercolor, over graphite, heightened with white gouache, on buff wove paper
354 x 537 mm

Gift of Marshall Field, IV, 1964.199

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Salon d'Automne, "Rétrospective d'Oeuvres de Paul Cézanne," 1907, cat. 33.

Paris, Renou & Colle, "Aquarelles et Baignades de Cézanne," June 1935, cat. 122.

Paris, Orangerie, "Cézanne," 1936, cat. 122, pl. 39.

Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, 1936, cat. 72.

New York, Valentine [Dudensing] Gallery, 1937, cat. 2.

Paris, Independents, 1939, cat. 33.

Musée de Lyon, "Cézanne," 1939, cat. 49, pl. XVI.

London, Tate Gallery, "Paul Cézanne," 1946, cat. 18; also traveled to Leicester, Museum and Art Gallery; and Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery.

Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, "Cezanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Phillips Collection," February 27-March 28, 1971, cat. 41; also traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago; and Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts.

College Park, Md, University of Maryland Art Gallery, "From Delacroix to Cézanne: French Watercolor Landscapes of the 19th Century," October 26, 1977-May 14, 1978; also traveled to Louisville, Ky., the J.B. Speed Museum of Art; and Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Kunsthalle Tubingen, "Paul Cézanne," October 14- December 31, 1978.

Kunsthalle Tubingen, "Cézanne Aquarelle-Austellung," 1981-1982, cat. 28.

Dusseldorf, Germany, the Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, "Fifty Years Ago-Europe on the Eve of the Second World War," September 13-October 25, 1987.

Aix-en-Provence, France, Musée Granet, "Cézanne Ste. Victoire," September 2, 1989-June 15, 1990.

The Mound, Scotland, National Galeries of Scotland, "Cézanne and Poussin: The Classical Vision of Landscape," August 9-October 21, 1990.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Cèzanne," May 26-August 18, 1996, cat. 94.

Publication History

Georges Rivière, Le Maître Paul Cézanne (Paris, 1923), p. 215.

Elie Faure, Collection des Maîtres, Cézanne (Paris, 1936), no. 12 (ill.).

Gino Severini, "Cézanne," Emporium, 84 (October 1936), p. 197 (ill.).

Lionello Venturi, Cézanne (Paris, 1936), no. 914 (ill.).

Fritz Novotny, Paul Cézanne (Vienna, 1938), p. 203, no. 84.

Lionello Venturi, Paul Cézanne Watercolors (Oxford, 1943), pp. 27 and 29, pl. 20.

Ellen Johnson, "Cézanne and a Pine Tree," Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin 21 (Fall 1963), p. 22, fig. 7.

The Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report (1963-1964), p. 21.

Frank Elgar, Cézanne (Paris, 1968), p. 249 (ill.).

John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (London, 1970), p. 163 (ill.).

A. Barksaya, Paul Cézanne (Leningrad, 1975), p. 172, (ill.).

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, II (Chicago, 1979), no. 1C2.

Musée Saint-Georges, Cézanne, exh. cat. (Liege, 1982), p. 46 (ill.).

John Rewald, Paul Cézanne, The Watercolors, A Catalogue Raisonné (Boston, 1983), pp. 142-143, no. 241, pl. 28.

Martha Tedeschi, John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism, Chicago and New Haven: AIC & Yale University Press, 2010, p. 80-81, figure 70 (repro).

Ownership History

The artist's son, Paul Cézanne, Paris, to at least 1943 [Venturi 1943.]. Otto Wertheimer (died 1972), Paris [Rewald 1983]. Sold by Knoedler and Company, New York, to Henry T. Mudd (died 1990), Los Angeles [Paris 1996]. Knoedler and Company, New York [Paris 1996]. Given by Marshall Field, IV, Chicago, to the Art Institute, 1964.

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