About this artwork

The mountain of Sainte-Victoire, a distinctive landmark near Aix-en-Provence, was one of Cézanne's favourite subjects. He never tired of exploring its structure and changing appearance. This picture was painted in the early 1890s from a position to the south-west of Aix overlooking the valley of the River Arc. Its unfinished state provides some insight into Cézanne's working method and his 'constructive' brushwork. Foreground foliage, undulating fields, the distant mountain and sky have emerged gradually from a harmonious patchwork of colours applied across the canvas.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Paul CézanneFrench (1839 - 1906)
  • title:
    Montagne Sainte-Victoire
  • date created:
    1890 - 1895
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    55.00 x 65.40 cm; Framed: 77.20 x 86.20 x 10.60 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by Sir Alexander Maitland in memory of his wife Rosalind 1960
  • accession number:
    NG 2236
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Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne