Bowler Hat and Garment
Page XXXVIII (verso) from Sketchbook II

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906

Made in France, Europe


Graphite pencil on wove paper

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

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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

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The pressure of Cézanne's hand as he drew with a pointed graphite pencil has indented the soft surface of the sketchbook page.

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  • PublicationPaul C

    Drawn in swift, heavily repeated strokes producing strongly contrasted lights and darks, and enlarged to fill the entire surface, these familiar pieces of apparel acquire through Cézanne's vision the power and grandeur of the monumental human forms he admired in older art. There is a sketch of the same or very similar objects, smaller in scale, weaker in execution, on page III recto of this sketchbook (see Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987-53-39a). Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 210.