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Le Vase de tulipes
c. 1890
Alternate titles: Fleurs et fruits; Flowers and Fruit; The Vase of Tulips; Tulpen; Vase de tulipes
Rewald: (719) c.1890; Venturi: (617) 1890–94; Venturi revised: 1893–95
Oil on canvas
23 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. (59.6 x 42.3 cm)


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decade: 1890–99 »
theme: Still life »

Exhibition History

1900 Berlin: Bruno and Paul Cassirer, III. Jahrgang der Kunst-Austellungen, Winter 1900/1901, hors catalogue, Tulpen, lent by Durand-Ruel, not for sale.
1905 London: Grafton Galleries, Pictures by Boudin, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, no. 46 (dated 1880), Flowers and Fruit.
1908 Paris: Galerie Durand-Ruel, Exposition de natures mortes par Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, etc., no. 15 (dated 1880), Fleurs et fruits.
1920d Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Cézanne, no. 9, Fleurs et fruits, lent by Durand-Ruel.
1932 Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, The Mrs. L.L. Coburn Collection: Modern Paintings and Watercolors, no. 3, ill, on cover.
1933b Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, A Century of Progress, no. 310, ill. (dated c. 1885), lent by Art Institute.
1934 Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, A Century of Progress, no. 294 (dated c. 1885), Flowers and Fruit, lent by The Art Institute of Chicago.
1934 Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Pa, Cézanne, no. 16, ill. (dated c. 1885), Flowers and Fruit, lent by Art Institute of Chicago.
1935 Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
1936 Toledo: Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, Cézanne and Gauguin, no. 17, ill, Flowers and Fruit, lent by Art Institute of Chicago.
1938c New York: Galerie Durand-Ruel, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 12.
1939–40 San Francisco: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Calif, Seven Centuries of Painting, no. 105.
1942d New York: Paul Rosenberg, N.Y, Paintings by Cézanne, no. 16, ill, lent by Chicago Institute of Art.
1945 Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Md, Still Life and Flower Paintings, no. 26.
1950 Newark: Newark Museum, N.J, Flower Paintings by European Masters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, no. 1, ill.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne, no. 85, ill, lent by Art Institute of Chicago.
1959 Paris: Petit Palais, De Géricault à Matisse: Chefs-d'oeuvre français des collections suisses, no. 21.
1959e New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 38, ill, lent by Chicago.
1965b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Olympia's Progeny, no. 70.
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. 19.
1974 Tokyo and traveling: National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Cézanne, no. 45.
1984 Madrid: Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Paul Cézanne, no. 39.
1985–86 Tokyo and traveling: Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, The Impressionist Tradition: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, no. 40.
2014a Madrid: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Cézanne: Site/Non-site, possible loan, hors catalogue.

Published References

Klingsor 1923: Cézanne, pl. 20.
Mack 1935: Paul Cézanne, fig. 26.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 617, ill. vol. 2, Vase de tulipes.
Schapiro 1952a: Cézanne, pp. 86–87, ill.
Schapiro 1952b: Paul Cézanne, cover.
Rousseau 1953: Paul Cézanne, 1839–1906, cover, pl. 22.
Taillandier 1961: P. Cézanne, p. 73.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, pl. 41.
Rewald 1969: "Chocquet et Cézanne," p. 83, no. 13.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, pl. 29, with comments.
Elgar 1975: Cézanne, fig. 76.
Muller, J 1982: Cézanne, pl. 24.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 189, ill.
Baron and Bonafoux 1993: Cézanne: Les Natures Mortes, p. 41, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 719, ill. vol. 2, Le Vase de tulipes.
Nin 2002: "Memories of Objects, Objects of Memory," fig. 4, ill. in color.
Feilchenfeldt 2005a: "Zur Rezeptionsgeschichte Cézannes in Deutschland," p. 135, ill.
Brettell and Eisenmann 2006: Nineteenth-Century Art in the Norton Simon Museum, p. 310, fig. 82b, The Vase of Tulips.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2011a: Kunstsalon Bruno & Paul Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1898-1901 «Das Beste aus aller Welt zeigen», Vol. 1, p. 342, ill.
Smith 2014: "Cézanne's Color Lab: Not-So-Still-Life," p. 103, fig. 3, The Vase of Tulips.
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Le Vase de tulipes, c. 1890 (cat. no. 826)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed May 20, 2018).
Record last updated October 14, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.