How magnate Samuel Courtauld saw the magic of Cézanne

Still Life with Plaster Cupid (c1894)

"He wasn't interested in buying works that a dealer told him he should buy. Nor was he interested in charting every twist of Cézanne's career. He only wanted to buy paintings that he found moving." It's hard to think of a better motive when it comes to collecting art.

In 1923, Courtauld bought his first painting by Cézanne, a late still life dominated by a plaster cast of a Cupid, which he had spotted at an exhibition at Agnew's gallery in London's Old Bond Street.
[from telegraph]

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