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The Painter's Father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne
Paul 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 Paul Cézanne
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
Dimensions 167.6 x 114.3 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1968
Inventory number NG6385
Location in Gallery Room 41
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