(b. 1839, Aix-en-Provence, d. 1906, Aix-en-Provence)

Mont Sainte-Victoire

Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

In old age, Cézanne still tirelessly walked the country around Aix in order to paint the ensemble effect of earth, vegetation and ordinary houses, in a manner at once organic and crystalline. He was particularly fond of painting his revered Mont Sainte-Victoire, towering over the valley as in a vision. In October 1906, out painting, he contracted pneumonia, from which he then died.