View of Céret

View of Céret

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About This Work

Chaïm Soutine (French, 1893-1943)
View of Céret, ca. 1921–22
Oil on canvas
74 x 85.7 cm. (29 1/8 x 33 3/4 in.)
Signed lower right: Soutine


[Léopold Zborowski, Paris]; Albert C. Barnes, Merion, Pa., by 1923. Sold at auction, Notable Modern French and Other Paintings..., Parke Bernet, New York, 18 Jan. 1945, lot 170 ( as Square in Cagnes); bought at auction by Henry Pearlman; Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, by 1959.

Critical Perspective

Henry Pearlman purchased this painting at auction in New York in 1945, finding it more challenging than any of the works of art he had bought previously. It set him on a new path in collecting.