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The Stove in the Studio
Paul Cézanne

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 Paul Cézanne
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 Room 41
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