Skip Navigation

Mont Sainte-Victoire

Marsden Hartley

American Art

As an homage to Paul Cézanne, the modernist Marsden Hartley spent a period living and working in the French artist’s favorite landscape, Aix-en- Provence, in the South of France. As Cézanne had done, Hartley depicted the distinctive profile of Mont Sainte-Victoire repeatedly. In this spare drawing, he captured the stark monumentality and sculptural contours of the mountain while using a flatter and more economical treatment for the foreground valley, where he incorporated large areas of blank paper and rendered structures in faceted planes that evoke Cézanne’s style. Although Hartley was working in front of the natural motif, he envisioned this landscape through the lens of Cézanne’s art.
MEDIUM Graphite on thick, roughly textured, cream-colored wove paper
DATES 1926-1927
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 22 5/8 x 31 3/16 in. (57.5 x 79.2 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS On verso: Inscribed in graphite in center, "Estate No 530E / Mt St. Victoire / $250-" In corner, inscribed in graphite "#35 Hartley / Mt. St. Victoire"; stamped "eva lee's gallery / 59A cutter mill road / great neck, l. i. n. y."; and inscribed in ink, "ESTATE # 530E."
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Marsden Hartley, Yale University Committee on Intellectual Property
Copyright for this work may be controlled by the artist, the artist's estate, or other rights holders. A more detailed analysis of its rights history may, however, place it in the public domain.

The Museum does not warrant that the use of this work will not infringe on the rights of third parties. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.

For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch.

For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright.

If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact

If you wish to contact the rights holder for this work, please email and we will assist if we can.
CAPTION Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943). Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1926-1927. Graphite on thick, roughly textured, cream-colored wove paper, Sheet: 22 5/8 x 31 3/16 in. (57.5 x 79.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 61.4.1. © Estate of Marsden Hartley, Yale University Committee on Intellectual Property
IMAGE overall, 61.4.1_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.