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Paul Cézanne. Château Noir. 1903-04
Paul Cézanne

Château Noir

1903-04
On view
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
29 x 36 3/4" (73.6 x 93.2 cm)
Credit
Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy
Object number
137.1957

After settling in Aix, France, in 1899, Cézanne ventured daily into the surrounding Provencal landscape in search of subjects to paint. Chateau Noir, a recently constructed neo-Gothic castle designed to mimic aged ruins, captivated him. He repeatedly represented this structure and also painted from its grounds, where he had an unobstructed view of nearby Mont Sainte-Victoire, another favored subject. As is typical of landscapes executed late in his career, Cćzanne applied thick paint in broad, multihued swatches.

Gallery label from 2012
Provenance information
Claude Monet (1840-1926), Giverny. Purchased from the artist
Michel Monet, Giverny. 1926 - 1936
Paul Rosenberg, Paris and New York. 1936 - 1940
Dr. and Mrs. David M. Levy, New York. Purchased from Paul Rosenberg, January 1940 - 1957
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy (Mrs. Adele R. Levy), 1957

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