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3-TA
La Tour de César
c. 1862
Alternate titles: La Campagne romaine d'après une gravure; Landscape with the Tower of Caesar; Paysage
Rewald: (24) c.1862; Venturi: (32)
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
7 1/2 x 11 13/16 in. (19 x 30 cm)

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decade: 1860–69 »
theme: Landscape »

Exhibition History

1982 Liège and traveling: Musée Saint-Georges, Liège, Cézanne, no. 46.
1984 Aix-en-Provence: Musée Granet, Cézanne au Musée d'Aix, no. 2, ill.
1990 Aix-en-Provence: Musée Granet, Sainte-Victoire: Cézanne, no. 23, fig. 243.
1990 Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland, Cézanne and Poussin: The Classical Vision in Landscape, no. 8, ill.
2002 Rome: Complesso dei Vittoriano, Cézanne: Il padre dei moderni, no number, ill, p. 99, lent by Musée d'Orsay on behalf of Musée Granet.
2006 Washington, D.C. and traveling: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, Cézanne in Provence, no. 12, ill, fig. 6, p. 37 (dated c. 1860–65), shown in Aix only.
2013–14 Rome: Complesso dei Vittoriano, Cézanne e gli artisti italiani del '900, no. 1, ill.

Published References

Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 195, La Campagne romaine d'après une gravure.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 32, ill. vol. 2, Paysage.
Coutagne 1984: Cézanne au Musée d'Aix, no. 2, pl. 1, pp. 210–11.
De Lartigue 1995: Les paysages de Paul Cézanne, p. 15, ill.
Coutagne et al. 1996: Les Sites Cézanniens du Pays d'Aix: Hommage à John Rewald, p. 211.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 24, ill. vol. 2, La Tour de César.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, pl. 12, p. 30.
Farber 2006: Autour de Cézanne, ill. in color, p. 124.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 33; vol. 2, p. 46, La Tour de César.
Ely 2012: "Cézanne and the Musée d'Aix," fig. 72, p. 116 (detail), p. 123, Landscape with the Tower of Caesar.
Colrat 2013: Cézanne: Joindre les mains errantes de la nature, pl. 56, p. 158.

Remarks

Influence of F-M Granet.  The Tour de César is a watchtower on the hill of La Queirié near Les Trois Bon Dieux near Aix-en-Provence.  The tower is also seen in a later painting by Cézanne, Paysage près d'Aix, c.1894 (301).

Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "La Tour de César, c. 1862 (cat. no. 3-TA)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=40 (accessed August 16, 2018).
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