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    Sale 1902

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

    Zola et Alexis

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    Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)
    Zola et Alexis
    pencil on paper
    5¼ x 4 in. (13.3 x 10.2 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1867-1869

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    Chappuis identifies this drawing a study for Cezanne's two paintings of Zola with a companion (Venturi nos. 117 and 118), despite their unrelated compositions.

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    Sir Kenneth Clark, London.
    Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1995.

    Pre-Lot Text



    A. Vollard, Paul Cézanne, Paris, 1914, p. 61 (illustrated).
    L. Venturi, Cézanne, son art--son oeuvre, Paris, 1936, vol. I, p. 294, no. 1199 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 338; dated 1869-1870).
    W.V. Andersen, "Cézanne's Portrait Drawings from the 1860's," Master Drawings, 1967, pl. 20 (illustrated).
    A. Chappuis, The Drawings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1973, vol. I, p. 98, no. 220 (illustrated, vol. II, no. 220).