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Le Golfe de Marseille vu de l'Estaque
c. 1885
Alternate titles: L'Estaque; Landscape at Estaque; Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque; The Bay of Marseille Seen from L'Estaque; The Gulf of Marseille see from L'Estaque
Rewald: (626) c.1885; Venturi: (493) 1886–90; Venturi revised: c.1890; Ratcliffe: either November 1883–February 1884 or early 1885
Oil on canvas
31 5/8 x 39 5/8 in. (80.2 x 100.6 cm)



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Exhibition History

1911 Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, Moderne Kunst Kring, no number, lent by Hoogendijk.
1921 Hamburg: Galerie Commeter
1929 New York: The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y, The museum's first loan exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh, no. 18, ill, Landscape at Estaque, lent by The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson Collection.
1933b Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, A Century of Progress, no. 309, ill. (dated c. 1886–88), lent by Art Institute.
1934 Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, A Century of Progress, no. 293 (dated c. 1886–88), L'Estaque, lent by The Art Institute of Chicago.
1934 Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Pa, Cézanne, no. 26 (dated c. 1886–88), L'Estaque, lent by The Art Institute of Chicago.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, A Loan Exhibition, no. 50, ill, lent by Chicago.
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. 21.
1984–85 Los Angeles and traveling: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif, A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, no. 129, lent by Art Institute of Chicago.
1990 Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland, Cézanne and Poussin: The Classical Vision in Landscape, no. 45, ill.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Réunion des musées nationaux / musée d'Orsay, Tate Gallery and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paris, Cézanne, no. 114, ill.
1998 St. Petersburg and traveling: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Cézanne and the Russian Avant-Garde, no. 20, ill. (dated c. 1885–86).
2006 Washington, D.C. and traveling: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, Cézanne in Provence, no. 48, ill.
2006–07 New York and traveling: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y, Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde, no. 37, fig. 7, pp. 8, 340, Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque.
2009 Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa, Cézanne and Beyond, pl. 197, p. 502, Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque.

Published References

Gasquet 1920: "Ce qu'il m'a dit . . . le motif," p. 263, ill.
Fontainas and Vauxcelles 1922: Historie générale de l'art français de la Révolution à nos jours, p. 235.
Rich 1930: "Poussin and Cézanne," pp. 114–17, ill.
Bulliet 1933: Art masterpieces in a Century of Progress, vol. I, pl. 91.
Bulliet 1936: The Significant Moderns and Their Pictures, pl. 14.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, no. 493, ill. vol. II, Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque.
Rewald 1936c: "Sources d'inspiration de Cézanne," p. 195, fig. 105, with photograph of motif, fig. 102 (erroneously listed as belonging to Metropolitan Museum), dated circa 1878.
Rewald 1936e: Cézanne et Zola, fig. 50.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 77.
Schapiro 1952a: Cézanne, pp. 62–63, ill.
Schapiro 1952b: Paul Cézanne, p. 13.
Uchida 1960: Cézanne, p. 43, ill.
Novotny 1961: Cézanne, pl. 22.
Arnason 1968: History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, p. 35, pl. 13.
D'Harnoncourt 1971: "The Necessary Cézanne," p. 40, ill.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, p. 9 and pl. 23 (with comments).
Venturi 1978: Cézanne, p. 90, ill. and p. 91 (detail).
Arrouye 1982a: La Provence de Cézanne, p. 85, ill.
Thomson 1983: The Post-Impressionists, pl. 65.
Prati 1985: L'Estaque au temps des peintres, 1870–1914, p. 49, ill.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 154, ill.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 135, ill.
Henkels 1993: "Cézanne en Van Gogh in het Rijksmuseum voor Moderne Kunst in Amsterdam: De collectie van Cornelis Hoogendijk (1866–1911)," fig. 94.
Cahn 1995b: Paul Cézanne, p. 65, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 626, ill. vol. 2 and p. 57, ill. col. vol. 1, Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque.
Monod-Fontaine 1998: "Georges Braque. 'Krug und Violine' – der löchrige Grund," p. 102, fig. 2.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 218, pl. 132.
Société Paul Cézanne 2005: P. Cézanne: Les sites provençaux, p. 21, ill, with contemporary photo of motif, p. 20, Le Golfe de Marseille vu de l'Estaque.
Feilchenfeldt 2005c: "Cézannes Motive: Versuch einer neuen Ordnung," p. 210, ill.
Riley 2006: "Cézanne in Provence," p. 624, fig. 49, The Gulf of Marseille see from L'Estaque.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 168; vol. 2, p. 123, Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque.
Sachs 2009b: "Cézanne and Marden: The Almost Perfect Painting," p. 502, pl. 197, The Bay of Marseille Seen from L'Estaque.
Coutagne 2011d: Cézanne abstraction faite, p. 171, fig. 113.
Coutagne 2013a: "Courbet/Cézanne, La vérité en peinture," p. 27, fig. 1.
Machotka 2014: Cézanne: Landscape into Art, p. 97, fig. 30b, with color photo of motif, fig. 30a, Le Golfe de Marseille, vu de L'Estaque.
Mitterand 2016: Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Lettres croisées, 1858–1887, fig. 15.
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Le Golfe de Marseille vu de l'Estaque, c. 1885 (cat. no. 196)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed August 18, 2018).
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