Antique Aphrodite and Eros
Page XXIX (recto) from Sketchbook II

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1885-1900

Medium:
Graphite pencil; traces of paint; graphite offset from page XXVIII verso; on wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/2 x 5 inches (21.6 x 12.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1987-53-59a

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

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    The least developed of the three drawings Cézanne made of the Hellenistic group Aphrodite and Eros in the Louvre, this is also the weakest as a representation and as a graphic statement. In the others (see Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987-53-66b; Chappuis, Adrien. The Drawings of Paul Cézanne. 2 vols. Greenwich, Conn., 1973, no. 1043), he achieves a balance between the definition of forms and the tracing of curvilinear patterns that is less evident here. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 191.