The Artist's Son Asleep
Page 3 (verso) from Sketchbook I

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1882-1890

Medium:
Graphite pencil; traces of watercolor; graphite offset from missing page 4; on wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 9/16 x 7 3/16 inches (11.6 x 18.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1987-53-4b

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

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  • PublicationPaul C

    This is one of a handful of drawings (see also Chappuis, Adrien. The Drawings of Paul Cézanne. 2 vols. Greenwich, Conn., 1973, nos. 820, 835) in which the powerful black lines and compact forms suggest less the tenderness and vulnerability of the sleeping boy than his potential strength, like that of the young Hercules (with whom Cézanne identified himself) lying in his cradle. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 36.