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143
Le Pont de Maincy
1879–80
Alternate titles: Die Brücke; Il ponte di Maincy; Le petit Pont; Le Pont; Le Pont de Bois; The Pont de Maincy; Waldbrücke
Rewald: (436) 1879–80; Venturi: (396) 1882–85; Venturi revised: c.1882; Rivière: 1898; Ratcliffe: c.1880 (same as no. 142)
Oil on canvas
23 1/16 x 28 9/16 in. (58.5 x 72.5 cm)
Vollard archives: photo no. 228, Annotated by Cézanne's son: Melun, 1880

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Exhibition History

1904 Berlin: Paul Cassirer, Sonderausstellung Paul Cézanne, no number, Waldbrücke.
1910a Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paul Cézanne, no. 45, Le Pont, lent by MM. X [Bernheim-Jeune priv.].
1914 London: Grosvenor Gallery, Art français, Expos. d'Art décoratif contemporain, 1800–1885, no. 8, Le Pont, lent by Private collection.
1914a Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paul Cézanne, no. 17, Le Pont, lent by Bernheim-Jeune private collection.
1923c Paris: L'Art français au service de la science française, no. 162, Le Pont, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1925 Vienna: Die führende Meister der französische Kunst im 19. Jahrhundert (Secession), no. 86, ill, Die Brücke, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1926b Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Rétrospective Paul Cézanne, no. 52, Le Pont, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1932 London: Royal Academy of Arts, French Art, no. 500.
1934 Glasgow: McLellan Gallery, French Painting in the XIXth Century, no. 15.
1934b London: Alex Reid & Lefevre, Renoir, Cézanne and Their Contemporaries, no. 10, Le Pont de Bois.
1935b London: Alex Reid & Lefevre, Cézanne, no. 15, ill, Le Pont de Bois.
1936c Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie, Cézanne, no. 53, Le petit Pont, lent by Bernheim-Jeune private collection.
1937a Paris: Palais National des Arts, Chefs-d'oeuvres de l'art français [World's Fair], no. 249, Le petit Pont, lent by Gaston B. de V.
1939a Paris: Paul Rosenberg, Cézanne, no. 11, ill. (dated 1885), lent by Molyneux.
1939b London: Rosenberg & Helft, Cézanne, no. 9 (dated 1885), lent by Molyneux.
1945c Paris: Galerie Charpentier, Paysages d'eau douce, no. 19.
1956 The Hague: Gemeentemuseum, Paul Cézanne, no. 24, ill, lent by Louvre.
1963 Berlin: Nationalgalerie, Die Ile de France und ihre Maler, no. 4, pl. 1, exhibited with a photograph of the subject.
1964–65 Munich: Haus der Kunst, Französische Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts, von David bis Cézanne, no. 22, ill, p. 88.
1971 Washington, D.C. and traveling: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C, Cézanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Phillips Collection, no. 9.
1974 Paris: Orangerie, Cézanne dans les Musées Nationaux, no. 22.
1983 Melun: Musée de Melun, Le Pont dans la peinture
1984–85 Los Angeles and traveling: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif, A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, no. 73.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Grand Palais, Paris, Paul Cézanne: Une Rétrospective, no. 57, ill.
1997–98 Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, Cezanne i blickpunkten, no. 10, ill, pp. 50–51 (dated 1879–80).
1999–2000 Yokohama and traveling: Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Cézanne and Japan, no. 19, ill, Le Pont de Maincy.
2002 Rome: Complesso dei Vittoriano, Cézanne: Il padre dei moderni, no number, ill, p. 129, Il ponte di Maincy, lent by Musée d'Orsay.
2005–06 New York and traveling: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, pl. 65, p. 161, Le Pont de Maincy.
2009 Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa, Cézanne and Beyond, pl. 160, p. 450, Le Pont de Maincy.
2011–12 Paris: Musée du Luxembourg RMNGP, Cézanne et Paris, no. 70, ill, p. 161, Le Pont de Maincy, lent by Musée d'Orsay.
2015 Winterthur: Sammlung Oskar Reinhart "am Römerholz," Victor Chocquet: Freund und Sammler der Impressionisten, Renoir, Cézanne, Monet, Manet, no. 23, ill.

Published References

Duret 1906: Histoire des peintres impressionnistes, p. 179, ill.
Bernard 1908a: "Erinnerungen an Paul Cézanne," p. 421, ill.
Bernheim-Jeune 1914: Cézanne, pl. XXXVII.
Bernheim-Jeune 1919: L'Art moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois, 2 vols, pl. 32.
Gasquet 1921b: Cézanne, ill. opp. p. 46 (color), Le Pont.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 222, listed.
Gasquet 1926: Cézanne, ill. after p. 74.
Hélion 1934: "La Réalité dans la peinture à propos de l'exposition du Musée de l'Orangerie," p. 258, ill.
Iavorskaia 1935a: Cézanne, pl. 48.
Raynal 1936: Cézanne, pl. XLIX.
Rydbeck 1936: "Apropa Cézanne," p. 136, ill.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 396, ill. vol. 2, Le petit Pont.
Novotny 1937: Cézanne, pl. 34.
Cogniat 1939: Cézanne, pl. 45.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 71.
Jedlicka 1948: Cézanne, fig. 25, Le Pont de Maincy.
Clark 1950: Landscape Painting, p. 124.
Venturi 1950a: Impressionists and Symbolists: Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, fig. 125.
Novotny 1952: Die grössen französischen Impressionisten, pl. 34 .
Sargent 1952: "Cézanne: The Great Paintings of a Frustrated Recluse Changed the Whole Course of Modern Art," pp. 82–83, ill.
Leonhard 1953: Augenschein und Inbegriff, pl. 4.
Sterling 1955: "Le Pont de Mennecy de Cézanne," pp. 194–98, ill.
Adhémar 1958: Catalogue des peintures, pastels, sculptures impressionnistes du Musée du Louvre, pp. 22–23, no. 43.
Bazin 1958: Trésors de l'impressionnisme au Louvre, p. 199, ill.
Lhander 1958: "Le Grand Peintre et le petit pont," (first identification of the site with photograph of the motif).
Sterling and Adhémar 1958: La Peinture au Musée du Louvre, vol. I, frontispiece and fig. 260.
Uchida 1960: Cézanne, p. 33, ill.
Novotny 1961: Cézanne, pls. 9, 11 (detail).
Feist 1963: Paul Cézanne, p. 27, pl. 22.
Reidemeister 1963: Auf den Spuren der Maler der Ile de France, p. 34, ill.
Leonhard 1966: Paul Cézanne in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten, p. 93, ill.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, fig. 19.
Rewald 1969: "Chocquet et Cézanne," fig. 18, p. 82, no. 8.
Erpel 1973: Paul Cézanne, no. 8.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, p. 42, ill.
Brion 1974: Cézanne, p. 37.
Elgar 1975: Cézanne, fig. 52.
Wadley 1975: Cézanne and His Art, pl. 37.
Barskaya 1975a: Paul Cézanne, p. 39, ill.
Harris 1982: The Art of Cézanne, p. 53, ill. in color.
Muller, J 1982: Cézanne, pl. 12.
Machotka 1983: "Cézanne's Landscapes and the Functions of Vision," pp. 117–78, figs. 1 and 2.
Bernard 1986: The Impressionist Revolution, p. 251, ill.
Laclotte, Lacambre, Distel et al. 1986: La Peinture au Musée d'Orsay, p. 84, ill.
Erpel 1988: Paul Cézanne, no. 10.
Lévêque 1988: La Vie et l'oeuvre de Paul Cézanne, p. 12, ill. in color.
Distel 1989: Les Collectionneurs des impressionnistes: Amateurs et marchands, p. 130, ill.
Wadley 1989: Cézanne and His Art, frontispiece.
Naubert-Riser 1992: Cézanne, p. 69.
De Lartigue 1995: Les paysages de Paul Cézanne, pp. 70-71, ill.
Patin 1995: Cézanne, p. 52.
Sollers 1995: Le Paradis de Cézanne, p. 95, ill.
Cahn 1995b: Paul Cézanne, p. 67, ill.
Machotka 1996: Cézanne: Landscape into Art, p. 5, fig. 2, with photograph of motif, p. 4, fig. 1, Le Pont de Maincy.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 436, ill. vol. 2, Le Pont de Maincy.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 199, pl. 121.
Dittmann 2005: Die Kunst Cézannes: Farbe, Rythmus, Symbol, p. 93, ill. in b/w.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 158; vol. 2, p. 116, Le Pont de Maincy.
Chevrier 2009: "Jeff Wall: Within the View(ing), or The Spirit of Place," p. 527, ill, p. 450, pl. 160, The Pont de Maincy, dated c. 1879.
Sachs 2009a: "Cézanne and Kelly: Painting Form through Color," p. 450, pl. 160, The Pont de Maincy, dated c. 1879.
Arrouye 2011: "L'eau, miroir de la peinture," p. 161, ill, Le Pont de Maincy.
Chiappini 2011: "Quel silenzio, in attesa del tempo della rivelazione," p. 32, fig. 15.
Mothe 2011: Ce que voyait Cézanne: Les paysages impressionnistes à la lumière des cartes postales, pp. 96–97, ill, Le Pont de Maincy, with old postcard view of motif (Les trois moulins sur l'Almont); painting dated 1879.
Société Paul Cézanne 2011: P. Cézanne: À Paris et en Île de France, p. 87, ill, Le Pont de Maincy, with photos of motif by Machotka and C. Crès (p. 86).
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2011b: Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1901-1905 «Man steht da und staunt», Vol. 2, p. 500, ill.
Chiappini 2013: "I temi prediletti del padre della modernità," p. 101, fig. 7.
Colrat 2013: Cézanne: Joindre les mains errantes de la nature, p. 164, pl. 61.
Gottlieb 2013: Modernism: Reinventing Painting, 1908–41, p. 154, fig. 106.
Machotka 2014: Cézanne: Landscape into Art, p. 21, fig. 2b, with color photo of motif, p. 18, fig. 2a, Le Pont de Maincy.
Pola Museum of Art 2015: Cézanne: Pioneer of Modern Art, p. 48, fig. 10.
Nagaï 2016: "Cézanne and Jas de Bouffan," p. 132, ill.
Nagaï 2017: "How Paul Cézanne Rejected the Fini Concept," p. 143, fig. 11.

Remarks

The bridge is situated at Trois Moulins in the hamlet of Maincy, near the "Moulin d'en bas" at the left. It crosses the Almont river, which marks the limit between Melun and Maincy and was formerly called "pont Thomson." It was built in 1828-29 by a colonel Thomson [or Johnson]  to access his house, le château du Coudray. (Alain Mothe, 2011)  Cézanne lived on the rue des Trois Moulins.

Vintage postcard view of the Pont de Maincy.
Courtesy Alain Mothe
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Le Pont de Maincy, 1879–80 (cat. no. 143)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=428 (accessed August 21, 2017).
Record last updated January 16, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.