Exhibition Archive

The Courtauld CÉzannes

26 June – 5 October 2008


... a condensed miracle of masterpieces ...
Financial Times, 28/29 June 2008


... a landmark in the study of this great artist’s work ...
The Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2008

A feast.
The Daily Mail, 4 July 2008

The Courtauld Gallery holds the most important group of works by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) in Britain. This exhibition presented the entire collection for the first time with major paintings such as the iconic Montagne Sainte-Victoire (1887)and Card Players (1892-5) shown alongside rarely seen drawings and watercolours.

drawing of Madame Cezanne

Also on display was a previously unexhibited group of nine autograph letters in which Cézanne reflects upon the principles of his artistic practice. Extensive new research by the Courtauld’s Department of Conservation and Technology added fresh insights into the artist’s working methods and techniques. This celebration of the Courtauld’s Cézannes was the stunning climax of the 75th anniversary programme. 

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This exhibition was generously supported by:

Mr and Mrs Gilbert Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas

The Doris Pacey Charitable Foundation

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