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Still Life With Quince, Apples, and Pears


Title: Still Life With Quince, Apples, and Pears
Artist: Cézanne, Paul    
Date of Work: c. 1885 - 1887
Medium/Support: oil on canvas
Measurements: 11 1/8 x 12 1/8 in (28.3 x 30.8 cm)
Inscribed: No
Acquisition Information: Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Acquisition Number: 952.3755.1
Credit Line: White House Collection, image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art
Scholar's Notes:

" . . . [I]t is often difficult to identify the fruits in Cézanne's still lifes. In this picture they have been variously denominated, but it is probably a quince that rests upon two apples and a barely glimpsed green fruit may be a pear--by analogy with the green pear to the left. . . . "Still Life with Quince, Apples, and Pears was one of more than a dozen Cézannes, eight of them now in the White House collection, owned by Charles A. Loeser, an American expatriate who lived in Florence."

Source of Scholar's Notes: Kloss et al., Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, 2008.
Page Number(s) in Source: 328
Categories: White House Art Collection  
Type: still lifes   
Orientation: Landscape
Image ID: 36
Date (chronological sort): 1885