The National Museum of Western Art

update 14 September 2021

Currently not on display

Charles Cottet [Le Puy-en-Velay, 1863 - Paris, 1924]

Fog in Savoie

Materials/Techniquesoil on cardboard
Size (cm)60.3 x 85
InscriptionsSigned lower right: Ch. Cottet
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Standard ref.M295
Collection NumberP.1959-0035
Fog in Savoie


Galerie J. Allard, Paris, stock no. 6891; purchased from the above by Kojiro Matsukata, Kobe, 1921 [see letter from Galerie J. Allard to Léonce Bénédite, dated 15 November 1921, in the Bibliothèque centrale des musées nationaux, Paris (copy in NMWA curatorial file)]; sequestered by French government, 1944; vested in French government under San Francisco Peace Treaty, 1952; transferred from French to Japanese government, 23 January 1959; entered into NMWA, April 1959.

Exhibition History

XIVª Esposizione internazionale d'arte della città di Venezia, 1924 - 1924, cat. p. 185, no. 116


Catalogue du Musée National d'Art Occidental, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1961 (Préface and Catalogue Général in Japanese and French), P-52.
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of Paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 47, repr.
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 448.
The Matsukata Collection: Complete Catalogue of the European Art. Kawaguchi, Masako; Jingaoka, Megumi, eds. vol. 1: Paintings, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2018, cat. no. 295, col. repr.

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