Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.142
People
Paul Cézanne, French (Aix-en-Provence 1839 - 1906 Aix-en-Provence)
Title
Sheet of Studies, including a Skull
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1868
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite with splatters of watercolor on cream wove paper
Dimensions
12.2 x 23 cm (4 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso: JR in black ink (presumably John Rewald)
  • gallery label: THE NEW GALLERY / 601 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK / ARTIST: DATE: / TITLE: STOCK: / MEDIUM: PRICE: / SIZE:
  • exhibition label: typed and inscribed: MINISTÈRE DE L'ÉDUCATION NATIONALE / RÉUNION DES MUSÉES NATIONAUX / ORANGERIE DES TUILERIES / EXPOSITION: Aix en Provenance + NICE + GRENOBLE / AUTEUR: CEZANNE / Titre de l'oeuvre: Le crane / Propriétaire: REWALD/ No du Catalogue: 25 reproduced p. 40
Provenance
[Ambroise Vollard, Paris]. [Paul Cassirer, Berlin]. Erich Maria Remarque, Ascona. [Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich]. John Rewald, New York (by 1953). [New Gallery, New York (?)]. [Eugene V. Thaw, New York]. Richard B. Sisson, New York (before 1965); bequest to Harvard University Art Museums, 2005
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Richard B. Sisson and through the generosity of Anthony and Celeste Meier
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.142
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
This drawing was once part of a larger sheet (see Adrien Chappuis, "The Drawings of Paul Cézanne: A Catalogue Raisonné," Greenwich, 1973, cat. no. 125).
Publication History

Catalogus, teekeningen van Ingres tot Seurat, exh. cat., Museum Boymans (Rotterdam, 1933), no. 12

Paul Cézanne Water Colours, exh. cat., Paul Cassirer Ltd (London, 1939), no. 3

John Rewald, ed., Paul Cézanne, Letters, Bruno Cassirer (London, 1941), fig. 8

John Rewald, Paul Cézanne, Spring Books (London, 1948(?)), repr. p. 40 (detail) [incorrectly listed as Boymans Museum]

John Rewald, The Ordeal of Paul Cezanne, Phoenix House (London, 1950), detail repr. p. 60 [incorrectly listed as Boymans Museum]

Cézanne: Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins, exh. cat. (Aix-en-Provence, 1953), cat. no. 25, repr.

Collecting Privately, exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, Maine, 1965), cat. no. 12

Adrien Chappuis, The Drawings of Paul Cézanne: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York Graphic Society Ltd. (Greenwich, CT, 1973), cat. no. 125B, repr.

Thomas F. Schneider and Inge Jaehner, ed., Remarques Impressionisten: Kunstsammeln und Kunsthandel im Exil, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (Göttigen and Bristol, Connecticut, 2013), cat. 11, repr. p. 195, p. 57

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 159, 284, repr. p. 158 as fig. 5

Exhibition History

Catalogus, teekeningen van Ingres tot Seurat, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 12/20/1933 - 01/21/1934

Paul Cézanne Water Colours, Paul Cassirer Ltd, London, 07/01/1939 - 07/31/1939

Cézanne: Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins, Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, 06/30/1953 - 08/05/1953; Musée Masséna, Nice, 08/08/1953 - 09/12/1953; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble, 09/15/1953 - 10/18/1953

Collecting Privately, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, 07/02/1965 - 09/05/1965

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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