Paul Cézanne
Montagne Sainte Victoire 1905–6

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Paul Cézanne 1839–1906
Montagne Sainte Victoire
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire
Date 1905–6
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 362 x 549 mm
frame: 603 x 772 x 22 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Not on display

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After 1885 the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, near his home in Aix-en-Provence, became Cézanne’s favourite landscape motif. He painted it many times from different positions and under different light conditions. This view, which shows the mountain with a hooked outline, was painted from a steeply-terraced slope above his studio. ‘He began with the shadows and with a touch, which he covered with a second more extensive touch, then with a third, until all these tints, forming a mesh, both coloured and modelled the object’, the artist Emile Bernard later recalled.

March 2008

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