Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
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|Type||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||60 cm × 73.0 cm (23.5 in × 28.75 in)|
Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier is a painting created circa 1893 to 1894 by French artist Paul Cézanne (19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906). It is considered the most expensive still life ever sold at an auction.
Cézanne was famous for painting still lifes which expressed complex emotions while still being based upon carefully observed reality. Paintings of this type would eventually lead to the creation of new art styles during the 20th century such as Cubism.
The painting went through the possession of Paris dealer Ambroise Vollard, Cornelis Hoogendijk, Paul Rosenberg, Dr Albert C. Barnes, and the Carroll Carstairs Gallery. This painting was sold at Sotheby's, New York on 10 May 1999 for $60,502,500, a record price, during the sale of the Whitney family collection. The painting was later resold at a loss.
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