The Painter's Father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne

Cézanne's father (1798 - 1886) was probably in his early sixties when this portrait was painted. It was painted directly onto an alcove wall in the Salon of Jas de Bouffan, the country residence outside Aix-en-Provence which his father had bought in 1859. A photograph said to have been taken in 1905 shows the portrait still in place, flanked by four paintings of the 'Seasons' (Paris, Petit Palais).

Key facts

Artist dates
1839 - 1906
Full title
The Painter's Father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne
Date made
about 1865
Medium and support
Oil on house paint on plaster mounted on canvas scrim
167.6 x 114.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1968
Inventory number
Location in Gallery