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Still Life with Commode

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French (Aix-en-Provence 1839 - 1906 Aix-en-Provence)
Still Life with Commode, c. 1887-1888
Painting
French
,
19th century
Oil on canvas
63.8 x 79.9 cm (25 1/8 x 31 7/16 in.)
framed: 90.8 x 107 x 8.9 cm (35 3/4 x 42 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906
, 1951.46
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
inscription: verso, stretcher, white chalk: 1 [encircled]
inscription: verso, stretcher, blue ink: 11588 DL
label: verso, stretcher, brown square paper label printed with black ink stencil letters: 3758
label: verso, stretcher, round white paper label, handwritten in black ink: 3525 / Cezanne / M.LHH
Provenance
[Ambroise Vollard, Paris]. [Thannhauser, Munich]. [Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin].
S. Fischer, Berlin, ( by 1918)."R.P.A." (private collector), Paris, (1939).
[Paul Rosenberg, Paris, (by 1939),sold]; to Maurice Wertheim, (1939 - 1951) bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1951.

Notes:
Meier-Graefe lists Fischer as owner in 1918.
Bibliography
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Paul Cassirer Gallery, Cézanne Ausstellung, exh. cat., Paul Cassirer Gallery (Berlin, Germany, 1918), no. 32

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De Delacroix à Cézanne et van Gogh, exh. cat., Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1933), no. 2

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Centenaire de Cézanne, exh. cat., Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York (Paris, France and London, England, 1939), no. 8

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Exhibition History
Impressionisten Ausstellung, Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, 01/01/1925 - 12/13/1925
De Delacroix à Cézanne et van Gogh, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 12/01/1933 - 01/31/1934, no. 2
Schilderijen van Delacroix tot Cezanne en Vincent Van Gogh, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 2
Centenaire de Cézanne, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, Paris, Paris, 02/01/1939 - 02/28/1939, no. 8; Rosenberg and Helft Gallery, London, 03/01/1939 - 03/31/1939, no. 8
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Cézanne, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 11/01/1942 - 12/31/1942, no. 10
French Painting since 1870 lent by Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1946 - 09/07/1946; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 07/01/1953 - 09/13/1953
Six Masters of Post-Impressionism, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 04/08/1948 - 05/08/1948
La Peinture Française depuis 1870, Musée de la Province de Quebec, 07/12/1949 - 08/07/1949
The Maurice Wertheim Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 07/01/1952 - 09/14/1952
French Paintings Since 1870 from the Maurice Wertheim Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/01/1953 - 09/30/1953
The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 06/15/1957 - 09/15/1957; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 06/10/1958 - 08/31/1958
The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 06/13/1962 - 09/02/1962
The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 06/20/1963 - 09/01/1963; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, 06/24/1965 - 09/07/1965; Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 09/03/1968 - 09/22/1968; Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, 06/01/1971 - 09/30/1971; Maine State Museum, Augusta, 06/01/1972 - 09/01/1972
Manet to Matisse: The Maurice Wertheim Collection, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 04/09/1985 - 05/25/1985
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 Ausstellung, Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, 11/01/1921 - 12/01/1921, no. 32
Französische Meister des 19. Jahrhunderts und Van Gogh, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, 02/18/1934 - 04/02/1934, 7
A Loan Exhibition of Cézanne, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 03/27/1947 - 04/26/1947
A Collector's Exhibition, M. Knoedler & Co., Newport, 02/06/1950 - 02/25/1950
The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Modern French Art--Monet to Picasso, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 06/17/1960 - 09/04/1960
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