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Nature morte au compotier
1879–80
Alternate titles: Compotier de fruits; Compotier, Verre et Pommes; Le Compotier; Nature morte; Nature morte: fruits; Still life; Still Life with Fruit Dish; Stilleben
Rewald: (418) 1879–80; Venturi: (341) 1879–82; Venturi revised: 1879–82; Rivičre: 1877 and 1890; Vollard: 1877; Cooper: 1877; Gowing: 1879; Ratcliffe: probably 1879
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in. (46 x 55 cm)
Signed lower left in blue: P. Cezanne
Vollard archives: photo no. 272 and 190, Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1877; in another hand: Viau

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Exhibition History

1900 Paris: Exposition Universelle, Centennale de l'Art français, 1800–1899, no. 86, Nature morte: fruits, lent by Viau.
1903 Vienna: Vienna Secession, XVI. Ausstellung der vereinigung bildender Künstler österreichs Secession, Entwicklung des Impressionismus in Malerei u. Plastik, no. 62, Stilleben, lent by Viau.
1904 Brussels: La Libre Esthétique, Peintres Impressionnistes, no. 13, Nature morte: fruits, lent by George Viau.
1910a Budapest: Müvészház, Nemzetközi Impresszionista Kiállítás, no. 15, Still life, lent by Marcel Nemes.
1910b Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, [Nemes Collection], no. 74, Still life.
1911 Munich: Alte Pinakothek, Sammlung Marczell de Nemes, no. 28, ill.
1912 Düsseldorf: Städtische Kunsthalle, Sammlung Marczell von Nemes, Budapest, no. 113, ill.
1914a Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paul Cézanne, no. 7, Le Compotier, tentative identification, lent by Bernheim-Jeune or Hessel, for sale.
1934 Ottawa and traveling: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, French Painting of the 19th Century, tentative identification.
1934d Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Gauguin et ses amis: L'École de Pont Aven et l'Académie Julian
1936c Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie, Cézanne, no. 39, pl. XXXV, Compotier, Verre et Pommes, lent by Lecomte.
1954 Paris: Orangerie, Hommage ŕ Cézanne, no. 43, pl. XVIII, lent by private collection, Paris.
1970 Paris: Orangerie, Maurice Denis, cataloged but not shown.
1974–75 Paris and traveling: Grand Palais, Paris, Centenaire de l'Impressionnisme, no. 7, ill, Compotier, Verre et Pommes.
1994 New York: The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y, Masterpieces from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection, ill, p. 28.
2004–05 Essen: Museum Folkwang, Cézanne: Aufbruch in die Moderne, ill, p. 23 206, Nature morte au compotier.

Published References

Gauguin 1888a: Sketchbook, p. 5 (as size 10) , Nature morte, list datable to c. Jan. 1888.
Gauguin 1888b: "Letter to Emile Schuffenecker. n.d. [probably written beginning of June 1888 in Pont Aven]," p. 182.
Bernard 1891: "Paul Cézanne," (described), seen at Schuffenecker's.
Heilbut 1903b: "Die Impressionistenausstellung der Wiener Secession," p. 192, ill, Stilleben.
De Rotonchamp 1906: Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, p. 20.
Mauclair 1906: Trois crises de l'art actuel, pp. 191–92.
Lanoë 1907: "Cezanne," p. 625, quotes from E. Bernard, 1891: "une coupe blanche sur fond vert-bleu strié des fleurs d'un papier peint; proches, un verre en urne, une serviette déployée" seen chez Schuffenecker [perhaps on consignment?].
Faure 1910: "Paul Cézanne," p. 105, ill.
Farkas 1912: "Nemes Marczell gyujteményének uj képei," pp. 466-67.
Waldmann 1913: "Die Sammlung Nemes," p. 227.
Vollard 1914: Paul Cézanne, pl. 14, Compotier de fruits.
Gauguin 1918: Avant et aprčs (written in Atuana in 1903) [facsimile edition], p. 231.
Meier-Graefe 1918: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren, p. 109, ill.
La Voce 1920: Maestri moderni, vol 1, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1920: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, p. 109, ill.
Faure 1921: Histoire de l'art moderne, p. 417, ill.
Gasquet 1921b: Cézanne, ill. opp. p. 118, Le Compotier.
Meier-Graefe 1922: Cézanne und sein Kreis, p. 127, ill, Stilleben, dated 1877.
Klingsor 1923: Cézanne, pl. 10, Le Compotier.
Rivičre 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 205, listed twice (?).
Fry 1926: "Le développement de Cézanne," p. 403, ill.
Gasquet 1926: Cézanne, ill.
Kreitmaier 1926: Von Kunst und Künstlern, pl. 8.
Bernard 1926a: Souvenirs sur Paul Cézanne, Une Conversation avec Cézanne, ill. opp. p. 82.
Faure 1926a: P. Cézanne, pl. 24, Compotier de fruits.
Faure 1926b: Histoire de l'Art, p. 417, ill.
Pfister 1927: Cézanne: Gestalt, Werk, Mythos, fig. 36, Stilleben, dated 1877.
Fry 1927a: Cézanne: A Study of His Development, pl. XI, fig. 16, pp. 42–51.
Meier-Graefe 1927a: Cézanne, pl. XX.
D'Ors 1930: Paul Cézanne, pl. 18.
Gasquet 1930b: Cézanne, ill. opp. p. 136.
Mack 1935: Paul Cézanne, fig. 25.
Iavorskaia 1935a: Cézanne, pl. 21.
Iavorskaia 1935b: Paul Cézanne, pl. IX.
Faure 1936: Cézanne, pl. 24.
Glos Plastikow 1936: "Cézanne," p. 32, ill.
Huyghe 1936a: "Cézanne et son oeuvre," fig. 53.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 341, ill. vol. 2, Compotier, Verre et Pommes.
Huyghe 1936c: Cézanne, pl. 21.
Benesch 1937: "Cézanne," p. 66, ill.
Novotny 1937: Cézanne, pl. 25.
Barnes and de Mazia 1939: The Art of Cézanne, no. 64, p. 191, ill. (analysis p. 329).
Bazin 1945: "Cézanne devant l'impressionnisme," p. 6, ill.
Rewald 1946: The History of Impressionism, p. 346, ill.
Schildt 1946: Cézanne, fig. 38.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 64.
Jedlicka 1948: Cézanne, fig. 20, Nature morte au compotier.
Gauguin 1950: Lettres ŕ Daniel de Monfreid, nos. XXXV, p. 111, XLVII, p. 130, LII, p. 139, and LXII, p. 156 (letters written from Tahiti between Aug. 1897 and Mar. 1900).
Schapiro 1952a: Cézanne, pp. 54–55, ill.
Cooper 1954a: "Two Cézanne Exhibitions," p. 346.
Badt 1956: Die Kunst Cézannes, p. 123.
Gowing 1956: "Notes on the Development of Cézanne," p. 188.
Denis 1957a: Journal, vol. 1 (1884–1904), pp. 131, 143, 157.
Denis 1957b: Journal, vol. 2 (1905–20), pp. 131, 143, 157.
Elles 1958: Das Stilleben in der französischen Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts, pp. 102–03.
Novotny 1961: Cézanne, pl. 12.
Rewald 1961: The History of Impressionism, p. 474, ill.
Bodelsen 1962: "Gauguin's Cézannes," pp. 207–08, fig. 42.
Reff 1962c: "Cézanne's Constructive Stroke," p. 214.
Andersen 1967: "Cézanne, Tanguy, Choquet [sic]," pp. 138–39.
Rosenberg 1967: On Quality in Art, pl. 82.
Bodelsen 1968a: Gauguin og Impressionisterne, pp. 88–90, ill. p. 89.
La Coste-Messeličre 1969: "Une Jeune Prince amateur d'impressionnistes et chauffeur," p. 22, ill.
Roskill 1970: Van Gogh, Gauguin and the Impressionist Circle, pl. 19.
Bodelsen 1970b: "Gauguin the Collector," p. 606, no. 7.
Huyghe 1971: Impressionism, p. 259, ill.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, pl. 12 (with comments).
Wadley 1975: Cézanne and His Art, pl. 44.
Reff 1979b: "The Pictures within Cézanne's Pictures," fig. 1.
Ponente 1981: Cézanne e le avanguardie, Lux: pl. 7.
Thomson 1983: The Post-Impressionists, pl. 63.
Potter 1984: The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection, pp. 152–58, ill.
Arnold 1986: "Cézanne und van Gogh: Die beiden grossen Postimpressionisten: Ein Vergleich, II," p. 30, fig. 10.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 119, ill.
Düchting 1989: Paul Cézanne: Natur wird Kunst, p. 179, ill.
Geelhaar 1989: "The Painters Who Had the Right Eyes: On the reception of Cézanne's Bathers," p. 287, fig. 217, Compotier, Verre et Pommes.
Lewis 1989: Cézanne's Early Imagery, p. 147.
Wadley 1989: Cézanne and His Art, p. 53, ill. in color.
Krumrine 1989b: Paul Cézanne: The Bathers, pl. 217.
Paul 1993: Hugo von Tschundi und die moderne französische Kunst im Deutschen Kaiserreich, fig. 99.
Kitschen 1995: Cézanne: Stilleben, fig. 33.
Cahn 1995b: Paul Cézanne, p. 77, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 418, ill. vol. 2, Nature morte au compotier.
Boehm 1998: "Die Sprache der Dinge. Cézannes Stilleben," fig. 6.
Lewis 2002: "The Path to Les Lauves: A History of Cézanne's Studios," fig. 17, ill. in color.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer 2003: Cézanne and Provence, The Painter in His Culture, p. 248, fig. 6.5, Nature morte au compotier.
Feilchenfeldt 2005b: "Cézannes Sammler. Von Zola bis Annenberg," p. 196, ill.
Kropmanns 2006: Cézanne: Eine Biographie, ill. between pp. 116 and 117.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 198; vol. 2, p. 133, Nature morte au compotier.
Golding 2009: "Cézanne, Braque and Pictorial Space," p. 270, pl. 84, Still Life with Fruit Dish.
Green 2009: "Cézanne and Léger: Realizing Sensations," p. 204, ill, p. 270, pl. 84, Still Life with Fruit Dish.
Shiff 2009: "Lucky Cézanne (Cézanne Tychique)," p. 87, ill, p. 270, pl. 84, Still Life with Fruit Dish.
Lanchner 2011: 10 Works by Paul Cézanne in the Museum of Modern Art Collection, pp. 4–8, ill.
Molnos 2012: "The Works of Paul Cézanne in Hungarian Private Collections," pp. 212–15, fig. 123, Still Life with Fruit Dish, MoMA.
Rishel 2012a: "Introduction," p. 6, fig. 5, Still Life with Fruit Dish.
Shiff 2012a: "Cézanne," p. 93, fig. 7.
Leeman 2013: Emile Bernard (1868–1941), p. 363, fig. 86.
Shiff 2014: "Morality, Materiality, Apples," p. 151, fig. 2, Still Life with Fruit Dish.
Pola Museum of Art 2015: Cézanne: Pioneer of Modern Art, p. 73, fig. 14.

Supplemental Images

Maurice Denis, Hommage ŕ Cézanne, 1900-01, Musée d'Orsay
Paul Gauguin, Portrait of a Woman, 1890 (Art Institute of Chicago)
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Nature morte au compotier, 1879–80 (cat. no. 780)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=411 (accessed September 25, 2017).
Record last updated January 16, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.