Paul Cézanne - Portrait of Victor Chocquet 1877

Portrait of Victor Chocquet 1877
Portrait of Victor Chocquet
1877 35x27cm oil/canvas
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, United States

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In Paris Victor Chocquet recognised the innovative nature of Impressionist painting very early on, at a time when Impressionism was still widely derided. Despite having only the limited means of a customs officer, Chocquet nevertheless succeeded in amassing one of the best collections of paintings by the main exponents of Impressionism – Renoir, Monet and Cézanne. His collection also included an important ensemble of works by Delacroix and outstanding paintings by Courbet and Manet.
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