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Paul Cézanne
Le Sentier

Circa 1890

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Paul Cézanne Le Sentier ca. 1890 Watercolour and pencil on paper 34.6 x 51.5 cms (13 5/8 x 20 1/4 ins) PC16325 Provenance: Walther Halvorsen, Oslo Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris Justin K. Thannhauser, Berlin (acquired from the above in 1929) Captain Stanley W. Sykes, Cambridge (acquired from the above in 1936) Alex. Reid & Lefevre, London Oswald T. Falk, Oxford (acquired by 1946) Thence by descent to the previous owners Exhibited: London, Tate Gallery; Leicester, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery & Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Paul Cézanne, Exhibition of Watercolours, 1946, no. 16 Essay: 'Here on the edge of the river, the motifs are very plentiful, the same subject seen from a different angle gives a subject for study of the highest interest and so varied that I think I could be occupied for months without changing my place, simply bending a little more to the right or left.' Paul Cézanne, 1906 (John Rewald (ed.), Letters, London, 1941, Letter 193, p. 262) Information: This work will be included in the forthcoming online Catalogue raisonné of Paul Cézanne’s Watercolors under the direction of Walter Feilchenfeldt, David Nash and Jayne Warman.
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