Faun Playing a Flute
Page 18 (recto) from Sketchbook I

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906. After a sculpture by Charles-Antoine Coysevox, French, 1640 - 1720.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
After 1870

Medium:
Graphite pencil; graphite offset from page 17 verso (reflecting the shape of the image on page 18 verso); on wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/16 x 4 9/16 inches (18.2 x 11.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1987-53-16a

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg, 1987

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  • PublicationPaul C

    In drawing after Charles-Antoine Coysevox's marble statue of a faun playing a flute, which was moved form the Tuileries Gardens to the Louvre in 1870, Cézanne softens and slightly blurs the sharply defined stone forms and, by concentrating his shading along their edges, creates a vivid sense of light and shade. As a result, the figure seems bathed in atmosphere and sunlight, as if it were seen once again outdoors rather than in a museum. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 67.