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Marion et Valabrègue partant pour le motif
1866 autumn
Alternate titles: Les Peintres; Les Promeneurs; Spazierganger
Rewald: (99) 1866 autumn; Venturi: (96) 1865–68; Venturi revised: c.1866; Rivière: 1868; Ratcliffe: October 1866
Oil on canvas
15 3/8 x 12 3/16 in. (39 x 31 cm)
Vollard archives: photo no. 160, Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1865 - 70 ; in another hand: Mirbeau
Private collection, Mexico City


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Exhibition History

1907a Paris: Grand Palais, Rétrospective d'oeuvres de Cézanne (Salon d'Automne), no. 46, Les Peintres, lent by M. Aubry.
1954 Paris: Orangerie, Hommage à Cézanne, no. 10, lent by private collection, Paris.
1988–89 London and traveling: Royal Academy of Arts, London, Cézanne: The Early Years 1859–1872, no. 25, ill.

Published References

Meier-Graefe 1918a: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren, p. 89, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1920a: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, p. 89, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1922: Cézanne und sein Kreis, p. 101, ill, Spazierganger, dated circa 1869.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 198, listed.
Fry 1926: "Le développement de Cézanne," p. 400, ill.
Fry 1927a: Cézanne: A Study of His Development, pp. 28–29, fig. 13, pl. XXXVII.
Fry 1929: "Cézannes Udvikling," p. 118, ill.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, no. 96, ill. vol. II, Les Promeneurs.
Cézanne 1937: Correspondance, p. 99.
Rewald 1948b: Paul Cézanne: A Biography, fig. 16.
Rewald 1950a: Cézanne, fig. 5.
Chappuis 1962: Les Dessins de P. Cézanne au Cabinet des Estampes du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bâle, fig. 1.
Andersen 1970: Cézanne's Portrait Drawings, p. 218, fig. 241a.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 55, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 99, ill. vol. 2, Marion et Valabrègue partant pour le motif.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 90, pl. 50.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer 2003: Cézanne and Provence, The Painter in His Culture, p. 156, fig. 4.7, Marion et Valabrègue partant pour le motif.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer 2004: "Cézanne and His Friends at Jas de Bouffan," fig. 19, ill. in color.
Coutagne 2004: "The Jas de Bouffan Landscapes," fig. 85, ill. in color.
Conisbee 2006a: "Cézanne's Provence," p. 12, fig. 13, Marion et Valabrègue partant pour le motif.
Lloyd 2015: Paul Cézanne, Drawings and Watercolors, p. 109, fig. 66.
Warman 2017: "Chronology," fig. 100.
Warman 2017: "Chronologie," p. 265, fig. 87.
Elderfield, Morton, Rey 2017a: Cézanne Portraits, p. 265, fig. 87.


In a letter to Zola written in October 1866 (see supplementary image) Cézanne described a project for a large painting depicting Marion and Valabrègue setting out for the motif. Cézanne wrote again to Zola on November 2 admitting that the picture had not worked out as he had hoped. This oil sketch is all that remains. See also Chappuis 153.

Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Marion et Valabrègue partant pour le motif, 1866 autumn (cat. no. 400)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed September 22, 2018).
Record last updated May 25, 2018. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.