Lot 158
  • 158

Paul Cézanne

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
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Description

  • Paul Cézanne
  • Lit défait - rectoArbres au dessus d'un ruisseau - verso
  • watercolour and pencil on paper - recto
    pencil on paper - verso
  • 27.2 by 20.9cm., 10 3/4 by 8 1/4 in.

Provenance

Paul Cézanne fils, Paris (son of the artist)
Paul Guillaume, Paris (acquired from the above)
Adrien Chappuis, Tresserve (acquired from the above in 1933)
Chappuis-Barut Collection (by descent from the above; sale: Christie's, London, 26th June 2003, lot 327)
Purchased at the above sale by the late owner

Exhibited

Vienna, Albertina Museum, Goya bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2005, no. 99, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, no. 121, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (recto & verso)

Literature

Lionello Venturi, Cézanne, son art-son œuvre, Paris, 1936, no. 1316, listed p. 312 (recto & verso)
Adrien Chappuis, The Drawings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1973, vol. I, no. 1164 (verso illustrated vol. II, no. 1164)
John Rewald, Paul Cézanne. The Watercolours, London, 1983, no. 189, catalogued p. 130, recto illustrated pl. 189

Condition

Executed or cream wove paper, not laid down, and glued to the mount at each of the four corners, floating in the overmount. The lower edge is deckled. There is a tiny tear to the left part of the lower edge and a small tear towards the centre of the right edge. The sheet is slightly timestained and there are three very minor indentations towards the upper right edge. Otherwise this work is in overall very good condition and the colours are fresh and vibrant.
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