La Conversation
Artwork: La Conversation
Size: 92 x 73 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1871
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Executed in 1870-1871
Provenance: The artist's estate, Jas de Bouffan, Aix-en-Provence; Louis Granel, Aix-en-Provence, by whom acquired from the previous; Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by 18 September 1912; Robert Treat Paine, Boston; Stephan Bourgeois Gallery, New York; Walther Halvorsen, Oslo; Nielsen collection, Oslo, and Galerie Thannhauser, Lucerne, by 6 March 1926; Bernheim-Jeune collection, Paris, by whom acquired from the previous, in 1927; Private collection, Paris, by whom acquired from the previous, and thence by descent
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paul Cezanne, January 1914, no. 9 (titled 'Les soeurs de Cezanne'); New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Exhibition of Paintings by Contemporary French Artists, January 1916, no. 12, n.p. (titled 'The Two Sisters'); Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Retrospective Paul Cezanne, June 1926, no. 51 (titled 'Les deux soeurs'); Berlin, Galerie Thannhauser, Erste Sonderausstellung in Berlin, January - February 1927, no. 12, p. 10 (illustrated p. 11; titled 'Die zwei Schwestern'); Paris, Galerie Pigalle, Cezanne, 1839-1906, December 1929, no. 1, p. 17 (illustrated n.p; titled 'Les deux soeurs'); Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Cent ans de portraits francais, 1800-1900, October - November 1934, no. 18, n.p. (illustrated n.p; dated '1875'); Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Quelques tableaux d'Ingres a Gauguin, June - July 1935, no. 4, n.p. (illustrated n.p; titled 'Les deux Soeurs'); Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, La Femme, 1800-1930, April - June 1948, no. 15, p. 21 (illustrated p. 20); Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Monticelli et le baroque Provencal, June - September 1953, no. 12, pp. 6-7 (with incorrect provenance); Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Cezanne: aquarelliste et peintre, May - July 1960, no. 27, n.p; Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Cent ans de portrait, 1860-1960, May - July 1962, no. 12, n.p. (titled 'Les deux soeurs'); Schaffhausen, Museums zu Allerheiligen, Die Welt des Impressionismus, June - September 1963, no. 4, p. 17 (illustrated n.p; titled 'Die zwei Schwestern'); Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, L'art et la mode, 1965, no. 6; Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Aquarelles de Cezanne, January - March 1971, no. 24, n.p; Paris, Musee d'Orsay, L'Impressionnisme et la Mode, September 2012- January 2013, no. 59, pp. 122 & 298 (illustrated p. 122); this exhibition later travelled to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity, February - May 2013, no. 27, p. 71 (illustrated); and Chicago, Art Institute, June - September 2013; Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Paul Cezanne: Le chant de la terre, June - November 2017, no. 79, pp. 266 & 340 (illustrated p. 267)

Christie's London

Date: 2018-06-20
Lot Number: 24B