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Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain
Alternate titles: Nature morte; Nature morte en noir et blanc; Nature morte noire et blanche; Still Life with Green Jar and Pewter Kettle (Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain)
Rewald: (137) 1867–69; Venturi: (70) 1871–72; Venturi revised: c.1870; Rivière: 1875; Cooper: 1869–71; Gowing: 1870
Oil on canvas
24 13/16 x 31 1/2 in. (63 x 80 cm)
Vollard archives: photo no. 154, Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1870–75 ; in another hand: Bernheim

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Exhibition History

1906 London: New Gallery, Exhibition of the International Society, no. 199, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1912c Paris: Manzi, Joyant & Cie, Exposition d'art moderne, no number, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1917 Zürich: Kunsthaus, Französische Kunst des XIX und XX. Jahrhunderts, no. 33, ill, Nature morte, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1926b Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Rétrospective Paul Cézanne, no. 49, Nature morte noire et blanche, lent by Bernheim-Jeune.
1936c Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie, Cézanne, no. 14, pl. XXXI, Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain, lent by Bernheim-Jeune private coll.
1938b Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, Honderd Jaar Fransche Kunst, no. 5, ill, Nature morte en noir et blanc, lent by Gaston B. de V.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne, no. 12, ill, lent by Gaston B. de V.
1960 Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Cézanne—Aquarelliste et Peintre, no. 28.
1974b Paris: Orangerie, Cézanne dans les Musées Nationaux, no. 3.
1988–89 London and traveling: Royal Academy of Arts, London, Cézanne: The Early Years, 1859–1872, no. 53, ill, shown in Paris only.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Grand Palais, Paris, Paul Cézanne: Une Rétrospective, no. 18, ill, shown in Paris only.
2005–06 New York and traveling: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, pl. 3, p. 80 (dated c. 1869), Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain.

Published References

Meier-Graefe 1908: Modern Art: Being a Contribution to a New System of Aesthetics, 2 vols., p. 267.
Alexandre 1912a: "Exposition d'art moderne," p. VII, no. 9, Nature morte.
Bernheim-Jeune 1914: Cézanne, pl. XVII.
Bernheim-Jeune 1919: L'Art moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois, 2 vols, pl. 15.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 202, listed.
Arishima 1925: Sezannu [Cézanne], pl. 33.
Rivière 1925: "La Formation de Paul Cézanne," p. 3, ill.
Charensol 1926: "Les Détracteurs de Cézanne," p. 495, ill.
D'Ors 1930: Paul Cézanne, pl. 19.
Iavorskaia 1935a: Cézanne, pl. 5.
Iavorskaia 1935b: Paul Cézanne, pl. V.
Combe 1936: "L'Influence de Cézanne," p. 31, ill.
Di San Lazzaro 1936: Paul Cézanne, fig. 25.
D'Ors 1936a: Paul Cézanne, pl. 25.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 70, ill. vol. 2, Nature morte noire et blanche.
Huyghe 1936c: Cézanne, pl. 14.
Novotny 1937: Cézanne, pl. 11.
Rewald 1937a: "A propos du catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Paul Cézanne et de la chronologie de cette oeuvre," p. 55, ill.
Barnes and de Mazia 1939: The Art of Cézanne, no. 27, ill. p. 163 (analysis p. 312).
Cogniat 1939a: Cézanne, pl. 11.
Rewald 1946: The History of Impressionism, p. 139, ill.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 18.
Jedlicka 1948: Cézanne, fig. 11, Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain.
Guerry 1950: Cézanne et l'expression de l'espace, pp. 34, 69.
Bernheim de Villers 1954: Un ami de Cézanne
Elles 1958: Das Stilleben in der französischen Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts, p. 100.
Rewald 1961: The History of Impressionism, p. 157, ill.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, pl. 5.
Ginsburg 1973: "Art Collectors of Old Russia, the Morosovs and the Shchukins," p. 470, ill.
Wadley 1975: Cézanne and His Art, pl. 14.
Geist 1978: "What Makes 'The Black Clock' Run," p. 8, ill.
Harris 1982: The Art of Cézanne, p. 28, ill. in color.
Muller, J 1982: Cézanne, pl. 1.
Arrouye 1982a: La Provence de Cézanne, p. 57, ill.
Wetzel 1984: Paul Cézanne: Leben u. Werk, p. 19, ill. in color.
Bernard 1986: The Impressionist Revolution, p. 243, ill.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 81, ill.
Düchting 1989: Paul Cézanne: Natur wird Kunst, p. 55, ill.
Rewald 1989: Cézanne and America: Dealers, Collectors, Artists and Critics, 1891–1921, p. 118, fig. 66.
Wadley 1989: Cézanne and His Art, p. 20, ill. in color.
Baron and Bonafoux 1993: Cézanne: Les Natures Mortes, p. 15, ill.
Arrouye 1995: Cézanne: Paris, Provence, pp. 68-69, ill.
Kitschen 1995: Cézanne: Stilleben, fig. 8.
Patin 1995: Cézanne, p. 34.
Cahn 1995b: Paul Cézanne, p. 38, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 137, ill. vol. 2, Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain.
Freudenberg 2001: Der Zweifler Cézanne, pl. 42.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer 2003: Cézanne and Provence, The Painter in His Culture, p. 125, fig. 3.25, Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain.
Dittmann 2005: Die Kunst Cézannes: Farbe, Rythmus, Symbol, p. 233, ill. in b/w.
Feilchenfeldt 2005c: "Cézannes Motive: Versuch einer neuen Ordnung," p. 202, ill.
Mothe et al. 2006: Cézanne à Auvers-sur-Oise, p. 62, ill.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 68; vol. 2, p. 62, Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2011b: Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1901-1905 «Man steht da und staunt», Vol. 2, p. 497, ill.
Benedetti 2013b: "Gli artisti italiani e Cézanne," p. 64, fig. 82.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer 2014: "Cézanne in the Studio," p. 211, fig. 11, Still Life with Green Jar and Pewter Kettle (Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain).


The influence of Manet is apparent in this canvas, but Rewald (1996, p. 116) sees a stronger affinity to the work of PIssarro and especially to his still life from 1867.

Camille Pissarro, Still Life with Wine Carafe, 1867. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Pot vert et bouilloire d'étain, 1867–69 (cat. no. 709)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed March 18, 2018).
Record last updated May 29, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.