Vase of Flowers
- Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906)
- Oil on canvas
- 18-1/2 x 21-3/4 in. (47.0 x 55.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © The Norton Simon Foundation
The distinctive wallpaper in this still life identifies the location as No. 32, rue de l’Ouest, Cézanne’s address in Paris from 1880 to 1882; the lattice and lozenge pattern also serves to compress the painting’s imaginary space, emphasizing the analogy between papered background and painted surface. Cézanne’s dense, parallel strokes in the bouquet make identification of specific flowers difficult. Is the central blossom a rose? A peony? A carnation? Petals and leaves form a crowded intersection of brushstrokes. Not all portions of the composition are as thickly painted, however; along the bottom edge, where wall and tabletop meet, the pale ground shines through the thinly-applied greens and browns.
The artist, sold c. 1896 to;
[Ambroise Vollard, Paris, sold c. 1910 to];
Andries Bonger (1861-1934), Amsterdam, by inheritance to;
Mrs. Andries Bonger, Almen, the Netherlands, sold 1966 to;
[Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich, sold 16 March 1967 to];
[Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, stock no. 6264, sold 14 December 1967 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation (sale, New York, Christie’s, 19 May 1982, lot 23, unsold and returned to);
The Norton Simon Foundation.
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