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Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair  1877

by Paul Cézanne

Cézanne’s wife, Hortense Fiquet, was his most frequent model—he painted nearly thirty portraits of her. Posing for Cézanne demanded great patience, for he was a slow and painstaking worker and always required the presence of the model. This early portrait has a serene monumentality, its many small blocks of subtly varied color locked into a harmonious whole. In one of his ...
72.4 x 55.9 cm (28 1/2 x 22 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston