Five Female Bathers
Page XXXV (recto) from Sketchbook II

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Made in France, Europe


Graphite pencil; graphite offset from page XXXIV verso; on wove paper

Sheet: 5 x 8 1/2 inches (12.7 x 21.6 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 study for the left side of a composition of eight female bathers, known in two paintings of the early 1890s (Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne, son art--son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1936, nos. 539-40, dated too early) and one done later in that decade (Rubin, William, ed. Cézanne: The Late Work. New York, 1977, pl. 195). Cézanne's first conception, embodied in a still more summary sketch of the three bathers at the left side (see Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987-53- 46b), is here developed further in the direction of the paintings, though many parts still remain vaguely defined. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 203.