The Courtauld CÉzannes
26 June – 5 October 2008
... a condensed miracle of masterpieces ...
Financial Times, 28/29 June 2008
... a landmark in the study of this great artist’s work ...
The Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2008
The Daily Mail, 4 July 2008
The Courtauld Gallery holds the most important group of works
by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) in Britain. This exhibition
presented the entire collection for the first time with major paintings
such as the iconic Montagne Sainte-Victoire (1887)and Card
Players (1892-5) shown alongside rarely seen drawings and
Also on display was a previously unexhibited group of nine autograph letters in which Cézanne reflects upon the principles of his artistic practice. Extensive new research by the Courtauld’s Department of Conservation and Technology added fresh insights into the artist’s working methods and techniques. This celebration of the Courtauld’s Cézannes was the stunning climax of the 75th anniversary programme.
This exhibition was generously supported by:
Mr and Mrs Gilbert Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas
The Doris Pacey Charitable Foundation