Antique Bust of Caracalla
Page 26 (recto) from Sketchbook I

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1882-1890

Medium:
Graphite pencil heightened with watercolor 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:
1987-53-21a

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

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  • PublicationPaul C

    A vigorous sketch after the well-known bust of Caracalla in the Louvre, bristling with the energy of Cézanne's short, broken strokes. The shading, already extensively developed in broad pencil hatching, is reinforced by washes of blue-gray watercolor, presumably added in the studio. Other copies after this bust are on the verso of this page (see Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987-53-21b), in the Louvre sketchbook (Chappuis, Adrien. The Drawings of Paul Cézanne. 2 vols. Greenwich, Conn., 1973, no. 1019), and in one at Basel (ibid., no. 1204), but none has the powerful sculptural form of the present drawing. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 83.