Female Bather; Head of Diogenes
Page VII (verso) from Sketchbook II

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906. Head after a sculpture by Pierre Puget, French, 1620 - 1694.

Made in France, Europe


Graphite pencil; traces of oil paint and watercolor; on wove paper

Sheet: 8 9/16 x 5 inches (21.7 x 12.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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

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  • PublicationPaul C�zanne: Two Sketchbooks

    A very rapid sketch--clearly a first attempt to visualize a new figure type--for what would become one of the bathers at the left side in a composition of eight female bathers, on which Cézanne worked from the late 1880s onward (Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne, son art--son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1936, nos. 538-40; Rubin, William, ed. Cézanne: The Late Work. New York, 1977, pl. 195). There is another study of this figure on page XII recto and a study of the whole left side on page X verso of this sketchbook (see Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987-53-47a, 1987-53-46b).

    The small head of a bearded man is a copy after that of Diogenes in Pierre Puget's monumental relief The Meeting of Alexander and Diogenes. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 146.