About This Artwork

Paul Cézanne
French, 1839-1906

Pistachio Tree at Château Noir, c. 1900

Watercolor with graphite on cream wove paper, laid down on tan wove paper
542 x 433 mm

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1030

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Bernheim Jeune, "Cézanne," 1-18 December, 1920, cat. 16, as Jas de Bouffan.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "A Century of Progress," May 22-November 1, 1933, p. 89, cat. 845, as Jas de Bouffan.

New York, Marie Harriman Gallery, "Cezanne Centennial Exhibition," November 7-December 2, 1939, cat. 28.

Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, "Watercolors by Paul Cézanne," December 19, 1939-January 8, 1940, cat. 11.

San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, "Nineteenth Century French Drawings," March 8-April 6, 1947, p. 72, cat. 117 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings," February 7-March 16, 1952, cat. 99; traveled to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 4-May 18, 1952.

Hague, Gemeentemuseum, "Paul Cézanne," June-July 1956, cat. 76 (ill.).

Zurich, Kunsthaus, "Paul Cézanne," August 22-October 7, 1956, cat. 123, pl. 56.

Munich, Haus der Kunst, "Paul Cézanne," October-November 1956, cat. 95 (ill.).

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Master Drawings from the Art Institute of Chicago," October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 110.

Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, "Cezanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Phillips Collection," February 27-March 28, 1971, cat. 62 (ill.); traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, April 17-May 16, 1971, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 1-June 30, 1971.

Palm Beach, Fla., Society of Four Arts, "Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," January 5–27, 1974, cat. 4 (ill.).

Paris, Musée du Louvre, "Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso," October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 62 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 146-147, cat. 70 (ill.).

New York, Museum of Modern Art, "Cézanne: The Late Work," October 7, 1977-January 3, 1978, p. 410, cat. 88, p. 87, pl. 66; traveled to Houston, Tex., Museum of Fine Arts, January 22-March 19, 1978.

Paris, Palais du Louvre, "Cezanne," April-July 1978, cat. 57 (ill.).

Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Cezanne," May 26-August 18, 1996, p. 437, cat. 184 (ill.).

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, "Cezanne in Provence," January 29-May 7, 2006, p. 215, cat. 97 (ill.), cat. by Philip Conisbee and Denis Coutagne.

Publication History

Lionello Venturi, Cézanne: son art, son œuvre (Paris, 1936), p. 269, no. 1040, pl. 206.

Kate Lancaster Brewster, "The Ryerson Gift to the Art Institute of Chicago," Magazine of Art 31:2 (Febuary 1938), pp. 98-99 (ill.).

R. Goldwater, "Cézanne in America," Art News Annual (March 26, 1938), p. 58 (ill.).

Fritz Novotny, Paul Cézanne (Vienna, 1938), p. 196, no. 21.

John Rewald, "The Camera Verifies Cézanne Watercolors," Art News (September 1944), p. 18 (ill.).

Leopold Zahn, Paul Cézanne--Aquarelles de Paysages (Baden-Baden, 1957).

Musée National d'Art Moderne, De l'Impressionisme à nos jours, exh. cat. (Paris, 1958), pl. 9.

Alfred Neumeyer, Cézanne Drawings (New York and London, 1958), no. 84 (ill.).

Curtis O. Baer, Landscape Drawings (New York, 1973), pp. 316-317, pl. 141.

Stephen Longstreet, The Drawings of Paul Cézanne (Los Angeles, 1964) (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, 100 Masterpieces (Chicago, 1978), p. 113 (ill.).

John Rewald, Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors, a catalogue raisonné (Boston, 1983), p. 214, no. 516 (ill.).

Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher, The Art of Seeing (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1988), pp. 185 and 187, fig. 3.16.

Ruth Fine, Raymond Hernandez-Duran, and Mark Pascale, Contemporary American Realist Drawings The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, exh. cat. (New York, 1999), p. 10, fig. 8.

Jean Morman Unsworth, Drawing is Basic (2000).

Elizabeth Prelinger, After The Scream: The late Paintings of Edvard Munch, exh. cat. (Atlanta, 2001).

Ownership History

Sold by Georges Bernheim, Paris, to Martin Ryerson (1856-1932), May 3, 1920 [invoice]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1937.




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