Paul Cezanne: British-owned works

'Les Grandes Baigneuses' by Paul Cezanne

Today’s Google’s ‘doodle’ commemorates the French artist Cezanne.

We found this wonderfully conservative newsreel from 1965 when The National Gallery in London purchased a Cezanne painting ‘Les Grandes Baigneuses’ for a shocking £500,000.

We love the jazzy soundtrack too, take a look:

Author: British Pathé

British Pathé holds the world's finest newsreel collection. We also represent the Reuters historical collection. All 220K films are viewable on our website.

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