Museum Folkwang
Maison de Bellevue et pigeonnier
  • Paul Cézanne
  • Maison de Bellevue et pigeonnier, um 1890–1892

  • House and Dovecote at Bellevue
  • Oil on canvas
  • 65 x 81,2 cm
  • Acquired in 1907 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen
  • Inv. G 26
  • CommentaryIn 1906, Karl Ernst Osthaus first became interested in Paul Cézanne, the only important 19th century painter not yet represented in his collection. Ambroise Vollard, Osthaus's Parisian art dealer, sent him a few of Cézanne's paintings to Hagen to look at, including ›Maison de Bellevue et Pigeonnier‹. In the same year, Osthaus and his wife visited Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence. The house visible in the painting is the manor house Bellevue, situated on a hill near Aix-en-Provence. Around 1885, Cézannes brother-in-law Maxime Conil purchased the Montbriant estate, to which belonged the neighboring manor of Bellevue. The painter used Bellevue as starting point for his walks through the surrounding countryside and the house served as motif for a series of paintings. Almost completely abstracted from the landscape itself in its colors and forms, Cézanne's painting presents an unspectacular landscape to great effect. With the lightness of an aquarelle, painting in thin and liquid paints, the painting seems unfinished and at the same time tender, with the fragrant atmosphere of high summer.
    Together with this painting, Karl Ernst Osthaus also acquired the ›Bibémus Quarry‹ from Cézannes long-standing art dealer Ambroise Vollard in 1906.
  • Selected BibliographyDer westdeutsche Impuls 1900 - 1914. Kunst und Umweltgestaltung im Industriegebiet, Ausst.-Kat. Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, 4 Bände, Hagen 1984.
    Dunlop, Ian, The complete Paintings by Cézanne, Werkverzeichnis, London 1972.
  • ProvenanceKünstler
    1907, Ambroise Vollard, Paris
    1907 - 1922, Kauf bei Vollard, Museum Folkwang, Hagen
    1922, Kauf, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,038
  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Maison de Bellevue et pigeonnier
  • Obj_Title2_S: House and Dovecote at Bellevue
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Maison de Bellevue et pigeonnier House and Dovecote at Bellevue Maison de Bellevue et pigeonnier Haus auf bewaldeter Anhöhe mit Taubenschlag
  • Obj_Dating_S: um 1890–1892
  • Jahr von: 1,890
  • Jahr bis: 1,892
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 26
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0026
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 65 x 81,2 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1907 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Museum Folkwang
Commentary
Artists
Selected Bibliography
Provenance

In 1906, Karl Ernst Osthaus first became interested in Paul Cézanne, the only important 19th century painter not yet represented in his collection. Ambroise Vollard, Osthaus's Parisian art dealer, sent him a few of Cézanne's paintings to Hagen to look at, including ›Maison de Bellevue et Pigeonnier‹. In the same year, Osthaus and his wife visited Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence. The house visible in the painting is the manor house Bellevue, situated on a hill near Aix-en-Provence. Around 1885, Cézannes brother-in-law Maxime Conil purchased the Montbriant estate, to which belonged the neighboring manor of Bellevue. The painter used Bellevue as starting point for his walks through the surrounding countryside and the house served as motif for a series of paintings. Almost completely abstracted from the landscape itself in its colors and forms, Cézanne's painting presents an unspectacular landscape to great effect. With the lightness of an aquarelle, painting in thin and liquid paints, the painting seems unfinished and at the same time tender, with the fragrant atmosphere of high summer.
Together with this painting, Karl Ernst Osthaus also acquired the ›Bibémus Quarry‹ from Cézannes long-standing art dealer Ambroise Vollard in 1906.