The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
Arbres formant une voûte (Fontainebleau?)
Alternate titles: Arbres formant la voute; L'allée; Trees Forming a Vault
Rewald (W632); Venturi revised: 1900–06; Venturi (1063): 1902–06
Graphite and watercolor on wove paper
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)
Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France, Cézanne: Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins, July 4–August 4, 1953, no. 47, ill. p. , as L'allée, 1902-1906, lent by Private collection, Paris. Traveled to: Musée Masséna, Nice, France, August 8–September 12, 1953; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble, France, September 15–October 18, 1953.
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Drawings, Watercolors and Oils by Paul Cézanne, Lent by an Anonymous Collector, July 1–September 1, 1959, no. 15.
Knoedler Galleries, New York, A loan exhibition of Paintings, Watercolors and Sculpture from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman for the benefit of Greenwich House, January 27–February 21, 1959, no. 30, ill. in b/w, as Arbres formant la voute, 1906.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Cézanne and Structure in Modern Painting, June–August 1963.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, The Pearlman Collection, May 22–October 15, 1964, no. 14.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York, Watercolors by Paul Cézanne from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman, 1965, no. 7.
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Cézanne and His Contemporaries: The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman Collection, June 14–October 1, 1967, no. 16.
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, Cézanne watercolors, November 10–December 10, 1967, no. 37, ill.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York Collects, July 3–September 2, 1968, no. 8.
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism: The Mr. & Mrs. Henry Pearlman Collection of Works, June 10–October 4, 1970, no. 18.
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Cézanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Phillips Collection, February 27–March 28, 1971, no. 60, ill., (illustrated twice). Traveled to: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, April 17–May 16, 1971; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 1–July 3, 1971.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Summer Loan 1971: Paintings from New York Collections: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman and the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, July 13–September 7, 1971, no. 16.
Paul Rosenberg & Co, New York, Sixteen watercolors by Cezanne on loan from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman, October 16–November 16, 1973, no. 15, ill.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Paintings, Watercolors, Sculptures and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman, May 22–September 29, 1974, no. 45, ill. Traveled to: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, December 8, 1974–March 14, 1975; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, April 13–August 31, 1975; Francine and Sterling Clark Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, September 26, 1975–February 22, 1976; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, April 6–May 30, 1976.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris, France, Cézanne: The Late Work, October 7, 1977–January 3, 1978, no. 110, ill., pl. 105, as Trees Forming a Vault, 1904-05, lent by Estate of Henry Pearlman, New York. Traveled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 26–March 19, 1978; Grand Palais, Paris, Cezanne: Les dernières années (1895–1906), April 20–July 23, 1978 (see Paris 1978a for a separate listing because the catalogue numbers are different from the two American venues).
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, Cézanne in focus : watercolors from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection, October 19, 2002–January 12, 2003. (Exhibition catalogue: Simms 2002), no. 14, ill.
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection, March 13–June 22, 2014, no. 15, ill. c. 1900 or possibly later. Traveled to: Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France, July 11–October 5, 2014; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, October 25, 2014–January 11, 2015; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, February 7–May 18, 2015; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, September 12, 2015–January 3, 2016.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, Landscapes Behind Cézanne, February 24–May 20, 2018.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cézanne Drawing, June 6–September 25, 2021, pl. 171, Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundatoin.
Le Fauconnier. "Moderní sensibilità a obraz." Volné směry (Prague) 17 (1913), ill. p. 71.
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Cézanne und sein Kreis: ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte: mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren. Munich: R. Piper, 1918, ill. p. 205.
Meier-Graefe, Julius. Cézanne und sein Kreis: ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte: mit 171 Tonätzungen und einem Lichtdruck. Munich: R. Piper, 1922, ill. p. 247.
Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre. Paris: Editions Paul Rosenberg, 1936, no. 1063, ill. vol. II, as Arbres formant la voute.
Nicodemi, Giogio. Cézanne: 76 Disegni. Milan: Görlich, 1944, fig. 73.
Moskowitz, Ira and Thorson, Victoria. Great drawings of all time. New York: Shorewood Publishers, 1962, Vol. III, pl. 821.
[Portfolio of] Watercolors by Cézanne from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman. Utica, 1965.
Elderfield, John. "Drawing in Cézanne." Artforum 9, no. 10 (June 1971), p. 54.
[Portfolio of] Watercolors by Cézanne from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman. Utica: Munson-William-Proctor Institute, 1972.
Schapiro, Meyer. Paul Cézanne. Translated by Louis-Marie Ollivier. Paris: Nouvelles Editions Françaises, 1973, ill. on revers of pl. 42.
Rewald, John. Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors, A Catalogue Raisonné. Boston: Little, Brown; London: Thames & Hudson, 1983, no. 632, ill. and color pl. 46.
Terrasse, Antoine. Les aquarelles de Cézanne. Paris: Flammarion, 1995, p. 118-19, ill.
Simms, Matthew. "Painting on Drawing and Cézanne's Watercolors." In Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection. Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Exhibition catalogue, p. 162, fig. 106 (cat. 15).
Lloyd, Christopher. Paul Cézanne, Drawings and Watercolors. London and Los Angeles: Thames & Hudson and John Paul Getty Museum, 2015, p. 255, fig. 181.
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Floriane Dauberville. Paul Cezanne chez Bernheim-Jeune. Paris: Editions G-P.F. Dauberville & Archives Bernheim-Jeune, 2020, no. 346, ill., as L'allée.
Record last updated April 15, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Société Paul Cezanne. "Arbres formant une voûte (Fontainebleau?), 1904–05 (FWN 1510)." In The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1615 (accessed on December 7, 2023).