National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Artist's Father, Reading Paul Cézanne (artist)
French, 1839 - 1906
The Artist's Father, Reading "L'Événement", 1866
oil on canvas
overall: 198.5 x 119.3 cm (78 1/8 x 46 15/16 in.) framed: 224.2 x 144.8 x 10.1 cm (88 1/4 x 57 x 4 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Not on View
From the Tour: Paul Cézanne
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Exhibition History

Probably Salon of 1882, Paris, no. 520 as Portrait de M.L.A....
Cezanne, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1936, no. 3
Hommage a Cézanne, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1954, no. 8, repro.
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist
Cézanne: The Early Years, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988-1989, no. 21, repro.
Origins of Impressionism, Galeries nationales d'Exposition du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994-1995, no. 26, fig. 264, repro., as Portrait de Louis-Auguste Cézanne.
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865-1885, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 2005-2006, pl. 2, fig. 23, as The Artist's Father (shown only in New York).
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 2011, no. 8, repro.

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