Female Bather
Page 33 (recto) from Sketchbook I

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906. After a painting by Claude-Joseph Vernet, French, 1714 - 1789.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1882-1890

Medium:
Graphite pencil 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:
1987-53-27a

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

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  • PublicationPaul C

    Once again Cézanne isolates a single figure in copying after a multi-figured composition in the Louvre, in this case, Joseph Vernet's Women Bathers, or Morning, from which he draws the bather undressing, seen from behind, at right center. The pose clearly interested Cézanne, who discovered a variant of it in Marcantonio's famous print The Judgment of Paris and, combining the two old master sources, painted one of his female bathers in the same pose (see Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne, son art--son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1936, no. 265). Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 97.