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In pictures: Cezanne in Britain

Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) - copyright: National Gallery, London

A new exhibition of works by reclusive French artist Paul Cezanne will open at London's National Gallery in October.

Studies of a Man

Cezanne in Britain commemorates 100 years since the artist's death, aged 67, and brings together some 40 key works held in British collections.

Bathers - copyright: Sotheby's Picture Library, London

Born in France, where he spent most of his life, Paul Cezanne never travelled to Britain and was virtually unknown at the time of his death in 1906.

Self-Portrait, circa 1880 - copyright: National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff

Despite initial scepticism about Cezanne's work among the British public, the UK now has one of the greatest collections of the artist's work in the world.

Mountains in Provence, near L'Estaque - copyright: National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff

Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France in 1839. The area inspired much of his early work.

Still Life with Apples, 1878 - copyright: The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

The London exhibition traces the development of Cezanne's work using paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints.

Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1900-1902 - copyright: National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

World renowned works by Cezanne, such as the Mount Sainte-Victoire, will feature alongside rarely seen works from private collections.

The Card Players (1892-95) - copyright: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, Courtauld Insitute of Art Gallery, London

British collectors of Cezanne's works include Samuel Courtauld, whose family established the collection at the heart of London's Courtauld Institute.

The Murder - copyright: Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool

Paul Cezanne was given his first one-man exhibition in Britain, posthumously, in 1925. This year sees a series of celebrations across France to mark the anniversary of his death.

Woman diving into the Water - copyright: National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff

Cezanne's work can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the post-Impressionists. Cezanne in Britain runs from 4 October until 7 January 2007.

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