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Le Plat de pommes
c. 1877 (possibly later)
Alternate titles: Apples; Dish of Apples; Nature morte; Schale mit Äpfeln; Stilleben
Rewald: (348) 1877 (possibly later); Venturi: (207) 1873–77; Venturi revised: c.1877; Cézanne fils: c.1877; Rivière: 1883; Ratcliffe: possibly 1876
Oil on canvas
17 7/8 x 21 5/8 in. (45.5 x 55 cm)
Signed lower right in red: P. Cezanne
Vollard archives: photo no. 126, Annotated by Cézanne's son: circa 1877


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Exhibition History

1877 Paris: 6, rue Le Peletier, Troisième Exposition de peinture, no. 17, 18 or 19, Nature morte.
1904b Paris: Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, no. 21, Nature morte, lent by Durand-Ruel.
1905 London: Grafton Galleries, Pictures by Boudin, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, no. 45 (dated 1877), Apples.
1908 Paris: Galerie Durand-Ruel, Exposition de natures mortes par Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, etc., no. 14 (dated 1877), Le Plat de pommes.
1908b Berlin: Paul Cassirer, [group exhibition], XI. Jahrgang, Winter 1908/1909, II. Ausstellung, no. 19, Schale mit Äpfeln.
1923c Paris: L'Art français au service de la science française, no. 164, Le Plat de pommes, lent by Durand-Ruel.
1926b Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Rétrospective Paul Cézanne, no. 11, lent by Durand-Ruel.
1927c Berlin: Galerie Thannhauser, Erste Sonderausstellung in Berlin, no. 16, ill, Stilleben, lent by Durand-Ruel?.
1932a Paris: Galerie Durand-Ruel, Quelques Oeuvres importantes de Manet à van Gogh, no. 4, ill. (dated 1877).
1934e Paris: Galerie Durand-Ruel, De Corot à Van Gogh, no. 4.
1938c New York: Galerie Durand-Ruel, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 3.
1940a New York: Galerie Durand-Ruel, N.Y, The Four Great Impressionists: Cézanne, Degas, Renoir, Manet, no. 4, ill.
1942d New York: Paul Rosenberg, N.Y, Paintings by Cézanne, no. 2, ill, lent by anon.
1944a New York: Galerie Durand-Ruel, N.Y, Still Life: Manet to Picasso, no. 4, ill, Le Plat de pommes.
1956 Zürich: Kunsthaus, Paul Cézanne, no. 19, lent by Pierre Durand-Ruel.
1969b London: Tate Gallery, The Annenberg Collection, no. 5, ill.
1989 Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa, Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection, no number, ill, pp. 74–75, ill.

Published References

Royère 1912: "Paul Cézanne, Erinnerungen," p. 486, ill, Stilleben.
Vollard 1914: Paul Cézanne, pl. 45.
Zeisho 1921: Paul Cézanne, fig. 8.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 211, listed.
Bernard 1925: Sur Paul Cézanne, p. 70, ill.
Besson 1936: "Paul Cézanne: 1839–1906," fig. 25.
Faure 1936: Cézanne, pl. 25.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 207, ill. vol. 2, Le Plat de pommes.
Frankfurter 1938a: "Cézanne: Intimate Exhibition," ill.
Taillandier 1961: P. Cézanne, p. 20.
Rewald 1969: "Chocquet et Cézanne," fig. 15, p. 84, no. 31.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, pl. 15.
Reff 1979b: "The Pictures within Cézanne's Pictures," fig. 16.
Monneret 1981: L'Impressionnisme et son époque, vol. 4, p. 157, ill. hanging in Durand-Ruel dining room (photograph erroneously dated 1896).
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 118, ill.
Lévêque 1988: La Vie et l'oeuvre de Paul Cézanne, p. 132, ill. in color.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 348, ill. vol. 2, Le Plat de pommes.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 188-89, pl. 118.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 134; vol. 2, p. 98, Le Plat de pommes.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2009: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection - New Edition, no. 27, ill.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2013b: Kunstsalon Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1908-1910 «Ganz eigenartige neue Werte», Vol. 4, p. 59, ill.
Shiff 2014: "Morality, Materiality, Apples," p. 179, fig. 12, Dish of Apples.
Smith 2014: "Cézanne's Color Lab: Not-So-Still-Life," p. 129, fig. 15, Dish of Apples.
Reinhard-Felice 2015: "Im Banne des Impressionismus – Victor Chocquet und Oskar Reinhart," p. 22, pl. 5.


This still life was painted at the Jas de Bouffan. A section of the verso of the paravent Paravent avec scènes champêtres et ornements, c.1859 (560), once thought to be by the artist,  is seen in the background, and the sugar pot, first painted into a early stil life Sucrier, Poires, et Tasse bleue, 1865–66 (706), sits on the table.

Verso of the paravent (no. 560). Cézanne painted into the background of this still life a lower portion of the fourth panel from the left
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Le Plat de pommes, c. 1877 (possibly later) (cat. no. 742)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed May 20, 2018).
Record last updated October 1, 2015. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.