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Small Houses near Pontoise

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French (Aix-en-Provence 1839 - 1906 Aix-en-Provence)
Small Houses near Pontoise, c. 1873-c. 1874
Alternate Title: Auvers, Small Houses / Auvers, 1881
Painting
French
,
19th century
Oil on canvas
40.7 x 50.9 cm (16 x 20 1/16 in.)
framed: 57.3 x 72 x 5.1 cm (22 9/16 x 28 3/8 x 2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn
, 1934.28
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
signed: l.l.: P. Cezanne
exhibition label: back of frame, printed: Color in Art / Cat. no. 35
exhibition label: back of frame, printed: No. 12
label: back of frame, handwritten: University of Chicago Smart Gallery TL54/35
Provenance
Victor Choquet, Purchased through Durand-Ruel, Paris/NY?, 1874, Sold at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1926. Choquet was an early supporter of the Impressionists. Work was no. 15 in G. Petit sale.
Durand-Ruel, Paris/NY, Purchased at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1926, Sold to Mrs. Coburn, 1926. No. 15 in G. Petit sale. In sale to Mrs. Coburn, Paris stock no. was 5341; NY stock no. was 4954
Annie Swan Coburn, Purchase from Durand-Ruel, Paris/NY, 1926, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1934. Item no. 4954 at Durand-Ruel. Mrs. Coburn paid $15,000.
Bibliography
Exhibition of The Mrs. L. L. Coburn Collection Modern Paintings and Watercolors, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1932), no. 2

Lionello Venturi, Cézanne, son art, son oeuvre, P. Rosenberg (Paris, 1936), no. 156

Van Gogh et les Peintres d'Auvers-sur-Oise, exh. cat., Editions des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1954), no. 15

Anne V. Dort, "French Art of the 19th Century", Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert Bulletin (Boston, MA, 1958 -1959), no. 21, p. 1316-1317

William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture from American College and University Collections: Inaugural Exhibition, exh. cat., (Chapel Hill, NC, 1958), no. 48

Loan Exhibition Cézanne, exh. cat., Wildenstein & and Company (New York, NY, 1959), no. 9, repr.

Theodore Reff, "Cezanne's Constructive Stroke", The Art Quarterly (1961-1962), vol. XXIV, no. 5, p. 221

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1964), cat. 24

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat.. 27

Wildenstein & and Company, One Hundred Years of Impressionism: A Tribute to Durand-Ruel, exh. cat., (New York, NY, 1970)

Steven Z. Levine, "Notes on a Painting by Cezanne in the Fogg Art Museum", (Qualifying paper, Fine Arts Dept., Harvard University, 1970), Unpublished

James N. Carpenter, Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1974), pp. 74-75, cat. 35, ill.

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Abbeville Press/Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, 1985), repr., color, fig. 39, p. 50

Sidney Geist, Interpreting Cezanne, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1988), repr. in b/w no. 102, p. 120; text pp. 120-121

Michael Hoog, Cezanne: "Puissant et Solitaire", Decouvertes Gallimard/Reunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1989), repr. in color p. 43 and detail, p. 42

The Maurice Wertheim Collection and Selected Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1990), repr. in color no. 29, p. 88

Richard R. Brettell, Pissarro and Pontoise: The Painter in a Landscape, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1990), repr. b/w fig. 145, p. 166

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 102, 252, repr. b/w cat. no. 374

Richard Verdi, Cezanne and Poussin: the Classical Vision of Landscape, National Galleries of Scotland / Lund Humphries Publishers, (Edinburgh, Scotland / London, England, 1990), no. 12, p. 87, repr. in color p. 86

Anne Thorold, "Learning from Pissarro: The Artist as Teacher", Apollo (November 1992), vol. CXXXVI, no. 369, pp. 330-333, repr. fig. 3

Barbara Ehrlich White, Impressionists Side By Side: Their Friendships, Rivalries, and Artistic Exchange, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1996), p. 124

John Rewald, The Paintings of Paul Cezanne: A Catalogue Raisonné, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1996), pp. 160-161 as no. 220, repr. in Vol II as no. 220 on p. 73.

Belinda Thomson, Impressionism: Origins, Practice, Reception, Thames and Hudson, Ltd. (London, 2000), pp. 201-202, repr. in color

Mary Tompkins Lewis, Cezanne, Phaidon (London, England, 2000), p. 108, repr. as fig. 64

Marco Goldin, ed., La Nascita Dell'Impressionismo, exh. cat., ed. Marco Goldin Linea d'Ombra (Conegliano, 2000), p. 87, repr. in b/w

Richard Shiff, "Paul Cezanne: Still Life, Flask, Glass, and Jug", ed. Matthew Drutt Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY, 2001), pp. 88-89, repr. in color

Joachim Pissarro, Cezanne & Pissarro: Pioneering Modern Painting 1865-1885, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 2005), no. 44, repr. in color p. 135; detail repr. p. 125; text, p. 123

Walter Feilchenfeldt, By Appointment Only: Cezanne, Van Gogh and Some Secrets of Art Dealing, Thames & and Hudson (New York, 2006), pp. 129-36, repr. p. 133

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1967)

Exhibition History
Works by French Impressionists, Grafton Galleries, London, 01/01/1905 - 12/31/1905
Exhibition of the Mrs. L.L. Coburn Collection, Modern Paintings and Watercolors, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 04/06/1932 - 10/09/1932
100 Years of French Painting, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art (now Nelson-Atkins), Kansas City, 04/19/1935 - 12/31/1935
Unidentified Exhibition, Allen Art Museum, 1942, Allen Art Museum, 01/01/1942 - 12/31/1942
Fifty Year Retrospective, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, 01/03/1945 - 02/16/1945
Unidentified Exhibition, Berkshire Museum, 1946, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, 01/01/1946 - 12/31/1946
A Loan Exhibition of Cézanne, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 03/27/1947 - 04/26/1947
Unidentified Exhibition, Currier Gallery, 1949, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, 01/01/1949 - 12/31/1949
Two Sides of the Medal, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 09/28/1954 - 10/31/1954
Van Gogh et les Peintres d'Auvers-sur-Oise, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 11/26/1954 - 02/28/1955
French and American Impressionism, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, 10/05/1956 - 11/04/1956
Inaugural Exhibition, William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, Chapel Hill, 09/20/1958 - 10/20/1958
French Art of the 19th Century, Symphony Hall, Boston, 03/24/1959 - 04/24/1959
Cézanne, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 11/05/1959 - 12/05/1959, 9
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967, 27
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
100 Years of Impressionism: A Tribute to Durand-Ruel, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 04/02/1970 - 05/09/1970
Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974
Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977
Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986
The Maurice Wertheim Collection and Selected Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 03/01/1990 - 04/10/1990; Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 04/14/1990 - 05/13/1990
Cezanne and Poussin: The Classical Vision of Landscape, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 08/09/1990 - 10/21/1990
Birth of Impressionism, Tobu Museum of Art (Tobu Bijutsukan), Tokyo, 04/25/1996 - 06/30/1996
Cezanne & Pissarro: Pioneering Modern Painting 1865-1885, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 06/30/2005 - 09/12/2005
III. Jahrgang der Kunst-Ausstellungen. Paul Cézanne, Louis Corinth, Walter Leistikow, Fritz Klimsch, D.Y. Cameron, Bruno and Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, 11/01/1900 - 12/01/1900, 5
Style and Technique: their Interrelation in Western European Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1936 - 12/31/1936, no. 30
Unidentified Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1937, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 01/01/1937 - 12/31/1937
Unidentified Exhibition, Allen Memorial Art Museum, 1938, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, 04/01/1938 - 05/31/1938
Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985
Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000