The Plate of Apples

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1877

Artist:

Paul Cézanne
French, 1839-1906

About this artwork

This is one of several still lifes by Paul Cézanne showing the ocher wallpaper with blue lozenge-shaped motifs that was in his apartment on the rue de l’Ouest in Paris. The work’s early date is reinforced by the thickly applied paint, which is so different from the thin washes of pigments that the artist would use in his canvases in the 1880s and 1890s. The surface of the work was sculpted almost as much as painted. Around the apples, for instance, Cézanne used a palette knife or the end of his brush to incise contours.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 248

Artist

Paul Cézanne

Title

The Plate of Apples

Origin

France

Date

1872–1882

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: P.Cezanne

Dimensions

18 1/8 × 21 1/2 in. (45.8 × 54.7 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Kate L. Brewster

Reference Number

1949.512

Extended information about this artwork

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