Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier

Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier
Artist Paul Cézanne
Year 1893-1894
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 23.5 in × 28.75 in
60 cm × 73.0 cm
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Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier is a still life painting that the French artist, Paul Cézanne, created in around 1893 to 1894. The painting is quite small, measuring 23.5 by 28.75 inches. It is in private ownership.


The painting is remarkable for being the most expensive still life ever purchased at an auction. When Sotheby’s in New York sold the painting as part of the Whitney family’s collection in 1999, the work fetched just over $60.5 million.


The name when translated into English means the Jug, Curtain and Fruit Bowl, which aptly describes the subject.

A print curtain drapes downwards from the top left of the painting, and partially rests on a wooden table. A large earthenware jug nestles in the folds of the curtain. A white cloth is strewn carelessly on the table.

The fruit bowl of the title is at the right of the painting. The bowl is stacked with apples and oranges. The painting depicts fourteen other items of fruit on the table.

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