The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
La Préparation du banquet
Alternate titles: La Fin du Banquet; La preparazione del banchetto; Préperation au banquet
Rewald (640): 1888–90; Venturi revised: 1895–1900; Venturi (586): c.1890
Oil on canvas
17 11/16 x 21 1/16 in. (45 x 53.5 cm)
- Still-life objectsEdibles and Flowers:
- fruit(s) »
- Still-life objectsDishes and Vessels:
- Figure compositions:
- Figure compositionsBathers and Nudes:
Private collection, Japan
Galerie Renou et Colle, Paris, Aquarelles et baignades de Cézanne, June 3–17, 1935.
Bignou Gallery, New York, Paintings and Watercolors by Cézanne, April 1–26, 1940, no. 7, as La Fin du Banquet.
Orangerie, Paris, Monticelli et le baroque provençal, June 19–September 15, 1953, no. 20, pl. XXXII, as Préperation au banquet, lent by Irene Mayer Selznick, New York.
Wildenstein Galleries, New York, Loan Exhibition: Cézanne, November 5–December 5, 1959, no. 36, ill. lent by Selznick.
Acquavella Galleries, New York, XIX and XX Century Master Paintings, 1983, no. 8, ill.
Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Cézanne, September 18–October 7, 1986, no. 29, ill. Traveled to: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan, October 10–November 9, 1986; Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, November 15–December 4, 1986.
Kunsthalle, Tübingen, Germany, Cézanne Gemälde, January 16–May 2, 1993, no. 62, ill.
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, Cézanne and Japan, September 11–December 19, 1999, no. 56, ill., as La Préparation du banquet, lent by National Museum of Art, Osaka. Traveled to: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan, January 5–March 12, 2000.
Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Cézanne: Il padre dei moderni, March 7–July 7, 2002, listed p. 170, ill., as La preparazione del banchetto, lent by National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Akita Museum of Modern Art, Yokote, Japan, From Monet to Cézanne: Impressionists and their Epoch, September 7–October 6, 2002, no. 154, ill., as La Préparation du banquet, 1888-90. Traveled to: Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan, October 12–November 24, 2002.
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, Homage to Cézanne: His Influence on the Development of Twentieth Century Painting, November 15, 2008–January 25, 2009, no. 49, ill., (dated c. 1890), as La Préparation du banquet, lent by National Museum of Art, Osaka. Traveled to: Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan, February 7–April 12, 2009.
Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, Cézanne et Paris, October 12, 2011–February 26, 2012, no. 45, ill., p. 93, as La Préparation du banquet, lent by National Museum of Art, Osaka.
National Art Center, Tokyo, Cézanne: Paris-Provence, March 28–May 11, 2012, no. 81, ill.
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, Cezanne et les Maîtres, rêve d'Italie, February 27–July 5, 2020, no. 9, ill. lent by National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre. Paris: Editions Paul Rosenberg, 1936, no. 586, ill. vol. II, as La Préparation du banquet.
Reff, Theodore. "Painting and Theory in the Final Decade." In Cézanne: The Late Work. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1977. Exhibition catalogue, p. 34, ill.
Krumrine, Mary Louise. "Cézanne's Bathers: Form and Content." Arts Magazine 54, no. 9 (May 1980), p. 116, fig. 5.
Pickvance, Ronald, and Hideo Takumi. Cézanne. Tokyo: Tokyo Shimbun, 1986. Exhibition catalogue, p. 63, pl. 29.
Lewis, Mary Tompkins. "Literature, Music and Cézanne's Early Subjects." In Cézanne: The Early Years 1859-1872. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1988. Exhibition catalogue, fig. 21.
Krumrine, Mary Louise. "Paul Cézanne: The Bathers." In Paul Cézanne: The Bathers. Basel: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989. Exhibition catalogue, ill. 24 p. 47.
Verdi, Richard. Cézanne. London and New York: Thames & Hudson, 1992, p. 158, fig. 135.
Rewald, John. The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols. In Collaboration with Walter Feilchenfeldt and Jayne Warman. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996, no. 640, ill. vol. 2, as La Préparation du banquet.
Ballas, Guila. Cézanne: baigneuses et baigneurs: thème et composition. Paris: Adam Biro, 2002, p. 286, no. 91, ill., as La Préparation du banquet.
Mori, Gioia. "'La letteratura si esprime con astrazioni mentre il pittore concretizza.' Gli scrittori di Cézanne: Zola, Balzac e Flaubert." In Cézanne: Il padre dei moderni. Milan: Mazzotta, 2002. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 87.
Breidbach, Angela. Anschauungsraum bei Cézanne. Cézanne und Helmholtz. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2003, p. 92, ill.
Schmidt, Bertram. Cézannes Lehre. Kiel: Ludwig, 2004, fig. 67.
Machotka, Pavel. Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols. Marseille: Editions Crès, 2008, vol. 1, fig. 208; vol. 2, p. 145, as La Préparation du banquet.
Coutagne, Denis. "Le Femme exposée." In Cézanne et Paris. Paris: Éditions de la Rmn-Grand Palais, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 93, ill., as La Préparation du banquet.
Lewis, Mary Tompkins. "A Mellow Rekindling of Earlier Fires, Still Life and Metamorphosis, Early to Late Cézanne." In Cézanne Metamorphoses. Munich and Karlsruhe: Prestel and Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, 2017. Exhibition catalogue, fig. 6.
Record last updated October 14, 2020. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Société Paul Cezanne. "La Préparation du banquet, 1888–90 (FWN 666)." In The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=621 (accessed on September 21, 2023).