The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
La Pendule noire
Alternate titles: Die schwarze Uhr; Die Stutzuhr; La Pendule; La Pendule de marbre noir; Nature morte à la pendule; Nature morte à la Pendule de marbre; Still Life with Black Clock; Stilleben mit der Muschel; Stilleben mit schwarzer Uhr; Stilleben mit Uhr; The Black Clock
Rewald: (136) 1867–69; Venturi revised: c.1870; Venturi: (69) 1869–71; Rivière: c.1870; Cooper: c.1871–72; Gowing: 1870 (Burlington) and c.1870 (London); Machotka et al: 1869–70
Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (54 x 74 cm)
Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1–May 16, 1952.
Traveled to: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, November 30, 1956–January 13, 1957.
Traveled to: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, February 5–March 2, 1958. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 15–April 20, 1958.
Traveled to: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, April 17–May 16, 1971. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 1–July 3, 1971.
Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Impressionism: A Centenary Exhibition, New York, December 12, 1974–February 10, 1975.
Traveled to: Musée d'Orsay, Cézanne: les années de jeunesse 1859-1872, Paris, September 19–January 1, 1988. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, January 29–April 30, 1989.
Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Origins of Impressionism, September 19, 1994–January 8, 1995.
This still life was painted in Zola's Paris apartment and given to the writer. The influence of Manet and PIssarro is suggested. The faience inkwell is shown on Zola's desk in his portrait by Manet (1868, Musée d'Orsay).
Record last updated December 7, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "La Pendule noire, 1867–69 (FWN 708)." The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=146 (accessed on July 13, 2020).