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436
Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose
c. 1875
Alternate titles: Autoportrait; Portrait de Cézanne sur fond rose; Portrait de l'artiste; Portrait de peintre; Selbstbildnis; Selbstporträt; Self Portrait; Self-Portrait with a Pink Background; Son Portrait
Rewald: (274) c.1875; Venturi: (286) 1873–76; Venturi revised: c.1876; Rivière: c.1880 (1993); Cooper: 1875–76; Gowing: 1873–74 (Burlington)
Oil on canvas
26 x 21 5/8 in. (66 x 55 cm)

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Exhibition History

1907a Paris: Grand Palais, Rétrospective d'oeuvres de Cézanne (Salon d'Automne), no. 22, Portrait de peintre, lent by Pellerin.
1914 London: Grosvenor Gallery, Art français, Expos. d'Art décoratif contemporain, 1800–1885, no. 2, ill, Son Portrait, lent by Pellerin.
1936c Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie, Cézanne, no. 47, pl. II, Portrait de Cézanne sur fond rose, lent by Lecomte.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne, no. 39, ill, lent by Lecomte, catalogued but not exhibited.
1954 Paris: Orangerie, Hommage à Cézanne, no. 33, pl. XIV, lent by private collection, Paris.
1983 Basel: Galerie Beyeler, Paul Cézanne: Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins, no. 8, ill. (dated 1873–74), Autoportrait, lent by Private collection.
1989 Basel: Kunstmuseum, Paul Cézanne: Die Badenden, no. 17, pl. 68.
1993 Tübingen: Kunsthalle, Cézanne Gemälde, no. 13, ill.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Grand Palais, Paris, Paul Cézanne: Une Rétrospective, no. 35, ill.
1999–2000 Riehen: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Cézanne und die Moderne, no. 5, ill, p. 33, Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose.
2000 Paris: Musée d'Orsay, De Cézanne à Giacometti, une grande donation aux musées de France, no. 10, ill.
2006 Washington, D.C. and traveling: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, Cézanne in Provence, no. 1, ill, lent by Private collection (life interest to Orsay).
2017–18 Paris and traveling: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Cézanne Portraits, no. 5.2, ill.
2017–18a Paris: Musée d'Orsay, Cézanne Portraits, no. 17, ill.

Published References

Pératé 1907: "Le Salon d'Automne," p. 385, ill.
Rilke 1907: "Letter to Clara Rilke dated Paris, Oct. 23, 1907"
Meier-Graefe 1910: Paul Cézanne, 3rd ed, frontispiece.
Piper & Co. 1912: Paul Cèzanne Mappe, pl. 1, Selbstbildnis.
Borgmeyer 1913: The Master Impressionists, p. 199, ill, Self Portrait, Collection Pellerin.
Burger 1913: Cézanne und Hodler, pl. 68, Selbstporträt.
Meier-Graefe 1913: Paul Cézanne, frontispiece, dated c. 1880.
Meier-Graefe 1918: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren, p. 110, ill.
Westheim 1918: Die Welt als Vorstellung, p. 118, ill.
Burger 1919: Cézanne und Hodler, p. 69.
Burger 1920: Cézanne und Hodler, pl. 69.
Meier-Graefe 1920: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, p. 110, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1922: Cézanne und sein Kreis, p. 131, ill, Selbstbildnis, dated circa 1879.
Meier-Graefe 1923: Paul Cézanne, 5th ed., frontispiece.
Meier-Graefe 1927a: Cézanne, pl. XXI.
Brandt 1929: Sehen und Erkennen, p. 370, fig. 665.
Fry 1929: "Cézannes Udvikling," no. 7, ill.
Rivière 1933: Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire, p. 73, ill.
Faure 1936: Cézanne, pl. 28.
Tourrette 1936: "Paul Cézanne," p. 331, ill, Portrait de Cézanne sur fond rose, dated circa 1875.
Huyghe 1936a: "Cézanne et son oeuvre," fig. 59.
Rewald 1936a: "Cézanne et son oeuvre," fig. 13.
Huyghe 1936b: "L'Exposition Cézanne à l'Orangerie," p. 91, ill.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 286, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de l'artiste.
Huyghe 1936c: Cézanne, pl. 23.
Rilke 1938: "Über zwei Bilder von Paul Cézanne," p. 32, ill.
Barnes and de Mazia 1939: The Art of Cézanne, no. 81, p. 204, ill. (analysis p. 339).
Rivière 1942: Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire, p. 75, ill.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 44.
Guerry 1950: Cézanne et l'expression de l'espace, pl. 18.
Rilke 1952: Briefe über Cézanne
Storey 1952: "Retrospettiva Cézanne," p. 195, ill.
Beucken 1955: Un Portrait de Cézanne, ill, cover.
Guerry 1966: Cézanne et l'expression de l'espace, pl. 18.
Leonhard 1966: Paul Cézanne in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten, p. 143, ill.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, fig. 10.
Andersen 1970: Cézanne's Portrait Drawings, p. 15, fig. 14.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 2, ill.
Düchting 1989: Paul Cézanne: Natur wird Kunst, p. 52, ill.
Patin 1995: Cézanne, p. 44.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 274, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose.
Kitschen 1998: "Cézannes Hüte. Zu einigen Selbstbildnissen von Paul Cézanne," p. 122, ill.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 173, pl. 107.
Platzman 2001: Cézanne: The Self-Portraits, p. 86, 196, fig. 6, Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose.
Cahn 2004: "Chronology," fig. 148, ill. in color.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 118; vol. 2, p. 92, Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose.
Chardeau-Botteri 2017: "Cézanne et Guillaumin," p. 68, ill.

Remarks

Some scholars have seen a stylistic and compositional connection with Camille Pissarro's self-portrait of 1873 (Musée d'Orsay) and his portrait of Cézanne from 1874 (on loan to National Gallery, London).  Cézanne's pose in his self-portrait also resembles an etching of the artist by Pissarro from the same year.  The copperplate is illustrated in Rewald (1996), p. 186, showing the etching in reverse.

Camille Pissarro, Portrait de Paul Cézanne, 1874. National Gallery, London (On loan from Laurence Graff OBE)
Camille Pissarro, Self-portrait, 1873. Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Portrait de l'artiste au fond rose, c. 1875 (cat. no. 436)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=275 (accessed December 13, 2017).
Record last updated May 13, 2015. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.