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441
Portrait de madame Cézanne
c. 1877
Alternate titles: Etude; Figure de femme. Étude d'après nature; Madame Cézanne; Portrait de Mme Cézanne dans un fauteuil rouge
Rewald: (387) c.1877; Venturi: (228) 1872–77; Venturi revised: c.1872; Rivière: 1877
Oil on canvas
10 3/16 x 12 3/16 in. (26 x 31 cm)
Vollard A stockbook: no. 3576, huile; portrait de Madame Cézanne vue de buste; assise sur un sofa rouge, 26 x 31 cm (75 frs)
Vollard B stockbook: no. 4207, Tête de femme, 28 x 30 cm (30 frs)
Private collection

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Exhibition History

1877 Paris: 6, rue Le Peletier, Troisième Exposition de peinture, no. 28, Figure de femme. Étude d'après nature, tentative identification.
1946 Berlin: Château Impérial, Moderne französische Malerei, no. 54, Madame Cézanne, tentative identification.
1947 Strasbourg: Les Origines de l'art contemporain, no. 50.
1948 Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Exposition de la femme, 1800–1930, no. 14.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne, no. 21, ill, lent by Renand.
1953 Aix-en-Provence and traveling: Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, Cézanne: Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins, no. 5, lent by G. Renand.
1967 Washington, D.C. and traveling: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, 100 European Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, no. 8, ill.
1968 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass, One Hundred European Paintings & Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, no. 10, ill.
1996 Aarau and traveling: Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Degas, Cézanne, Picasso: Meisterwerke aus Privatbesitz, ill. in color, p. 127.
2000 Vienna and traveling: Kunstforum, Vienna, Cézanne: Vollendet unvollendet, no. 15, ill, lent by Swiss Private Collection.
2014–15b New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y, Madame Cézanne, n.n, pl. 8, lent by Private collection.

Published References

Bernadille 1877: "Chronique parisienne: L'Exposition des impressionnistes," p. 2.
Bernheim-Jeune 1919: L'Art moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois, 2 vols, pl. 16.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 204, listed, p. 95, ill, Portrait de Mme Cézanne dans un fauteuil rouge.
Faure 1926a: P. Cézanne, pl. 10, Etude.
Zervos 1927: "Idéalisme et naturalisme dans la peinture moderne, II: Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh," p. 329, ill.
Rivière 1933: Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire, p. 43, ill.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 228, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de madame Cézanne.
Rivière 1942: Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire, p. 43, ill.
Auzas 1946: Peintures de Cézanne, pl. III (in color), Portrait de madame Cézanne, dated 1872–77.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 46.
Guerry 1950: Cézanne et l'expression de l'espace, p. 67.
Guerry 1966: Cézanne et l'expression de l'espace, pl. 20.
Van Buren 1966: "Madame Cézanne's Fashions and the Dates of Her Portraits," p. 124, note 5.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 387, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de madame Cézanne.
Benedetti 2013b: "Gli artisti italiani e Cézanne," p. 73, fig. 97.
Eiling 2017: "Cézanne's Metamorphoses," fig. 23.
Eiling et al. 2017: "Catalog," p. 257 fig. 2, with wrong Rewald no.

Remarks

Hortense Fiquet is wearing the same striped dress, with slight variation, in Madame Cézanne en robe rayée, 1883–85 (466) and possibly again in /entry:R685.

This small painting was probably shown in the Third Impressionist Exhibition of 1877, no. 28.  Although previously unidentified, the work was described in a review of the exhibition: "A rapprocher d'un portrrait féminin... le buste de la femme coupée en morceaux, – sans doute un objet d'art commandé par M. le greffier de la Morgue pour la décoration de son cabinet." (Bernardille)

Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Portrait de madame Cézanne, c. 1877 (cat. no. 441)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://paulcezanne-web.panopticoncr.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=383 (accessed May 22, 2018).
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