Provenance Research

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
Still Life in Blue with Lemon, ca. 1873-77
Oil on canvas
7 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (18.4 x 29.8 cm)
Bequest of Mary E. Johnston, 1967.1425

Still life depicting a blue and white bowl, lemon, decanter, and vase.

Alternate Titles:
Nature Morte en Bleu


?-ca. 1890:   (Julien Tanguy [le Pére Tanguy], Paris, sold to)
Ca. 1890-November 1912:   Mogens Ballin [1871-1914], Copenhagen, sold to
November 1912-March 1928:   Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, placed on long-term loan to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1915-1928, sold to [1]
March 1928-?:   (Galerie Matthiesen, Berlin)
    Baronne Goldschmidt-Rothschild [1884-1965], Berlin and Paris [2]
    (Ambroise Vollard [1867-1939], Paris, sold to)
Before July 1939-May 1943:   (Theodore Schempp, Paris and New York, sold to [3])
May 1943-1967:   Mary E. Johnston, Cincinnati, by bequest to
1967-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Correspondence, July 1, 2001.

[2] Née Miriam Caroline Alexandrine Rothschild, she married Albert Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild in 1910. The dates of her ownership of the work are unclear; however, as the painting was subsequently with Ambroise Vollard, it would have left her collection at the very latest before July 1939.

[3] In a letter to the CAM dated June 11, 1971, Schempp stated that he had purchased the painting from Amboise Vollard. Also see correspondence, July 13, 1972, no. 7, Johnston collection file.

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