France P-158 / 100 Francs 1998 – UNC




Issued by Banque de France
Issue 1993-2000 Issue
Demonetized 17.02.2012
Size 133 x 80 mm
Printer Banque de France (France) – BF
Watermark Portrait of Paul Cézanne taken from a painting from around 1870
Signatures Didier Bruneel (General Secretary) = Jean Bonnardin (Comptroller General) = Yves Barroux (Chief Cashier)
Obverse Paul Cézanne – French artist and painter (Aix en Provence 1839-1906); In the background, an evocation of
a painting made in 1978-79 “La mer à l’Estaque” (The Sea at Estaque); Characters from the painting “Joueurs de cartes” (The Cardplayers), an iconic work by Cezanne (1892); Top left, a representation and photo of the Jas de Bouffan, paternal property of the artist; Under the watermark is the silhouette of Mount Sainte-Victoire
Reverse An interpretation of a still-life painting “Pommes et biscuits” (Apples & Biscuits); An evocation of the colour wheel that recalls of Cezanne saying: “Les contrastes et les rapports de tons constituent le secret du dessin et du modelé” (The contrasts and relations of tones is the secret of drawing and modeling); Completion of “The Cardplayers” see-through effect