Pot of Flowers and Fruit

Maker

(Artists)
1839-1906

Title

Pot of Flowers and Fruit

Date of Production

1888 - 1890

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 46 cm (canvas)
Width: 56.25 cm (canvas)

Accession Number

P.1948.SC.56

Mode of Acquisition

Samuel Courtauld, bequest, 1948

Credit

The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

Location

On display

Keywords






Label Text

The actual items described in this still-life – fruit, flowerpot, plate – are secondary to its complex interplay of forms. The pears take on a sculptural roundness; pushed forward by the table top, they project into our space. In contrast, the out-turned leaves of the plant reinforce the flatness of the painted surface. Even the studio setting, suggested by the blue walls and what appears to be the reverse of a stretched canvas, contributes to the unsettling effect. The painting refuses conventional perspective; it is impossible to tell where the furniture and architecture meet.

Provenance

C Hoogendijk, Amsterdam; Paul Rosenberg, Paris; Marquis de Rochecouste, Paris; Galerie Barbazanges, Paris; Bignou, Paris; Reid and Lefèvre, London; purchased by Samuel Courtauld, January 1928; Courtauld Bequest, 1948

Exhibition History

Cezanne. Masterpieces from the Courtauld Gallery, KODE, Bergen, Norway, 16/07/2021-10/10/2021

Masterpieces of Impressionism from The Courtauld Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 10/09/2019-15/12/2019; Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya, Japan, 03/01/2020-15/03/2020; Kobe City Museum, Kobe, Japan, 28/03/2020-21/06/2020

The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, 20/02/2019-17/06/2019 ...More

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cezanne, National Gallery, London, 17/09/2018-20/01/2019

The Courtauld Cézannes, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 26/06/2008-05/10/2008

Cézanne in Britain, National Gallery, London, 04/10/2006-07/01/2007

Into the 20th century - New Displays at the Courtauld, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 10/10/2002

Classic Cezanne, Sydney, Australia, 28/11/1998-28/02/1999

The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 14/06/1998-21/09/1998

The Courtauld Collection, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, 26/12/1997-12/05/1998 ...Less

Literature

The Courtauld Cézannes, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2008
cat. no. 5

Cézanne in Britain, National Gallery, London, 2006-07

The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998 ...More

Classic Cezanne, Sydney, Australia, 1998-99 ...Less

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