Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Garçon lisant

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
Garçon lisant
watercolour and pencil on paper
12½ x 10½ in. (31.7 x 26.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1885
Paul Cézanne fils, Paris.
Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1907.
Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 1907.
Sally Falk, Mannheim.
Paul Cassirer, Berlin, by 1921.
Frau Suse Paret-Cassirer, Berlin.
Paul Cassirer, Amsterdam, by 1938.
Acquired from the above by Franz Koenigs, and thence by descent to the present owners.
L. Venturi, Cézanne, son art, son oeuvre, Paris, 1936, no. 889 (illustrated pl. 280).
J. Rewald, Paul Cézanne, the Watercolours, a Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1983, no. 187 (illustrated n.p.).
Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Les aquarelles de Cézanne, June 1907, no. 22.
Berlin, Paul Cassirer, Cézanne Aquarelle, September - October 1907, no. 18.
New York, Photo-Secession Gallery [Alfred Stieglitz], Watercolors by Cézanne, March 1911, no. 18.
Bremen, Kunsthalle, Internationale Ausstellung, February - March 1914, no. 422.
Dresden, Galerie Ernst Arnold, Ausstellung Französische Malerei des XIX. Jahrhunderts, April - May 1914, no. 115.
Berlin, Paul Cassirer, Cézanne-Ausstellung, November - December 1921, no. 45.
Amsterdam, Paul Cassirer, Fransche Meesters uit de XIXe eeuw, July - August 1938, no. 4.
London, Paul Cassirer, Paul Cézanne, Watercolours, July 1939, no. 38.

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This work is recorded in the Vollard archives under photograph no. 164.
Whilst Rewald (op.cit.) dates this watercolour to 1885, Venturi, in his notes for the unpublished revised edition of his 1936 catalogue raisonné proposed 1890-1892 as a date of execution.

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