This view of the artist's studio was probably painted in Paris. During this period Cézanne divided his time between his native Aix-en-Provence and Paris, and the picture evokes the privation of his Bohemian existence in the capital. On the right a single flower stands in a vase on a table. A canvas stretcher is visible behind the stove, and a palette and what may be a small picture hang on the wall at the left.

The first owner of this work was Cézanne's boyhood friend, the writer Emile Zola.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1839 - 1906
Full title
The Stove in the Studio
Date made
about 1865
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
41 x 30 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Acquired from the estate of Mrs Helen Chester Beatty under the acceptance-in-lieu procedure, 1992
Inventory number
NG6509
Location in Gallery