Historical Moment

Cézanne’s father died in 1888, and he inherited a sum of money sufficient for living comfortably. His works, however, had not yet been featured in an exhibition. This would take place in 1895, at the gallery of the Parisian dealer Ambroise Vollard. At the moment of this painting, Cézanne was therefore still an unknown artist. This painting was shown in Vollard’s gallery, and was purchased by the painter Claude Monet in 1906, a few months before Cézanne died.

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