From a letter date June 12-13, 1888:
“What an artist! A man like him [Wagner] in painting would be quite something, and one will come. . .
“I must try to achieve the solidity of colour I got in that picture which slays all the rest. I remember Portier used to say that his Cezannes, seen on their own, looked like nothing on earth, but that when placed next to other canvases they wiped the colour out of all the rest.”
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