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449
Portrait de l'artiste
c. 1877
Alternate titles: Portrait de l'auteur par lui-même, nu tête; Selbstbildnis; Selbstporträt; Self Portrait; Self-Portrait
Rewald: (383) 1878–80; Venturi: (290) c.1877; Venturi revised: c.1877; Rivière: c.1880
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 1/5 in. (61 x 47 cm)
Vollard A stockbook: no. 4162, portrait de l'artiste par lui-même(?), 59 x 45 cm
Vollard archives: photo no. 523, Annotated: 1875–80

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Exhibition History

1904 Berlin: Paul Cassirer, Sonderausstellung Paul Cézanne, no number, Selbstporträt.
1904b Paris: Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, no. 6, Portrait de l'auteur par lui-même, nu tête, lent by Vollard.
1909b Berlin: Paul Cassirer, XII. Jahrgang, III. Ausstellung, no. 29, Selbstbildnis, lent by [Theo Behrens].
1912 St. Petersburg: L'Institut Français, L'Exposition Centennale (French Painting 1812–1912), no. 591, ill, Portrait de l'artiste, lent by Theo. Behrens.
1921 Berlin: Paul Cassirer, Cézanne—Ausstellung, November/Dezember, MCMXXI, no. 16, ill, Selbstbildnis, lent by Th. Behrens.
1925 Vienna: Die führende Meister der französische Kunst im 19. Jahrhundert (Secession), no. 81, Selbstbildnis, lent by Baron Leo Koenig.
1929 New York: The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y, The museum's first loan exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh, no. 3, ill, Self Portrait, lent by Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
1932 Buffalo: Albright Art Gallery, N.Y, The Nineteenth Century: French Art in Retrospect (1800–1900), no. 5.
1932e New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y, The Taste of Today in Masterpieces of Painting before 1900
1934 Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Pa, Cézanne, no. 8, ill. (dated c. 1880), Self-Portrait, lent by Phillips Gallery.
1938b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Great Portraits from Impressionism to Modernism, no. 1.
1940 San Francisco: Calif, Golden Gate International Exposition, ill, p. 80.
1940a New York: Galerie Durand-Ruel, N.Y, The Four Great Impressionists: Cézanne, Degas, Renoir, Manet, no. 5, ill.
1952 Chicago and traveling: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, Cézanne, no. 38, ill, lent by Phillips.
1956 Aix-en-Provence: Pavillon de Vendôme, Exposition pour commémorer le cinquantenaire de la mort de Cézanne, no. 15, lent by Philipps Gallery.
1971 Washington, D.C. and traveling: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C, Cézanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Phillips Collection, no. 8.
1972b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Faces from the World of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, no. 16.
1984 Madrid: Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Paul Cézanne, no. 20.
1995–96 Paris and traveling: Grand Palais, Paris, Paul Cézanne: Une Rétrospective, no. 36.
1999–2000 Baltimore and traveling: The Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, Md, Faces of Impressionism, Portraits from American Collections, no. 15, ill, shown in Cleveland and Houston only.

Published References

Duret 1907: "Paul Cézanne," p. 97, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1907: Impressionisten, p. 209, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1910: Paul Cézanne, 3rd ed, frontispiece, p. 55, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1913: Paul Cézanne, p. 49, ill.
Vollard 1914: Paul Cézanne, pl. 45.
Meier-Graefe 1915: Entwicklungsgeschichte der moderne Kunst, vol. 3, pl. 494.
Meier-Graefe 1918: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren, frontispiece.
Deri 1919: Die Malerei im XIX. Jahrhundert: entwicklungsgeschichte Darstellung auf psychologischer Grundlage, pp. 199–200, pl. 43.
Meier-Graefe 1920: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, frontispiece.
Salmon 1921: "La Captivité de Cézanne," p. l, ill, Selbstbildnis.
Meier-Graefe 1922: Cézanne und sein Kreis, p. 138, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1923: Paul Cézanne, 5th ed., p. 47, ill.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 209, listed.
Pfister 1927: Cézanne: Gestalt, Werk, Mythos, fig. 42, Selbstbildnis, c. 1880.
Waldmann 1927: Die Kunst des Realismus und des Impressionismus, p. 492, ill.
Phillips 1929b: "The Palette Knife: A Collection Still in the Making," p. xv, ill.
Gasquet 1930b: Cézanne, ill. opp. p. 84.
Phillips 1931: The Artist Sees Differently, pp. 121–22.
D'Ors 1936b: "Crise de Cézanne," p. 372, fig. 9.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 290, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de l'artiste.
Novotny 1937: Cézanne, pl. 24.
Cogniat 1939: Cézanne, pl. 48.
Frankfurter 1940a: "The Four Great Impressionists: Unfamiliar Works by Manet, Degas, Cézanne, Renoir at Durand-Ruel Galleries," p. 8, ill.
Laporte 1944: "Cézanne and Whitman," p. 223, ill.
Jewell 1944a: Paul Cézanne, p. 41, ill.
Goldwater 1945: "Art and Nature in the 19th Century," p. 107, ill.
Rewald 1948b: Paul Cézanne: A Biography, fig. 62.
Rewald 1950a: Cézanne, fig. 46.
Raynal 1954: Cézanne, p. 12.
Badt 1956: Die Kunst Cézannes, frontispiece and pp. 143–44.
Badt 1965: The Art of Cézanne, p. 185.
Leonhard 1966: Paul Cézanne in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten, p. 81, ill. (detail).
Murphy 1968: The World of Cézanne, 1839–1906, p. 107.
Phillips 1970: Duncan Phillips and His Collection, p. 169, ill. opp. p. 167.
Arnold 1986: "Cézanne und van Gogh: Die beiden grossen Postimpressionisten: Ein Vergleich, II," fig. 45.
Bernard 1986: The Impressionist Revolution, p. 109, ill.
Kirsch 1986: "A Cézanne Self-Portrait," pp. 33–35, ill.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 124, ill.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 80, ill.
Rewald 1989: Cézanne and America: Dealers, Collectors, Artists and Critics, 1891–1921, p. 121, fig. 67.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 383, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de l'artiste.
Platzman 2001: Cézanne: The Self-Portraits, pp. 98–99, 196, fig. 9, Portrait de l'artiste.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 120; vol. 2, p. 93, Portrait de l'artiste.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2011b: Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1901-1905 «Man steht da und staunt», Vol. 2, p. 508, ill.
Coutagne 2011d: Cézanne abstraction faite, p. 249, fig. 179.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2013b: Kunstsalon Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1908-1910 «Ganz eigenartige neue Werte», Vol. 4, p. 290, ill.
Lloyd 2015: Paul Cézanne, Drawings and Watercolors, frontispiece .
Elderfield, Morton, Rey 2017: Cézanne Portraits, fig. 34.
Lobstein 2017: "'La portée d'une révélation' La réception critique de l'exposition Cézanne au Salon d'automne de 1904," p. 82, fig. 1.
Elderfield, Morton, Rey 2017a: Cézanne Portraits, p. 91, fig. 33.

Remarks

Rewald (1996, p. 251) noted: "No precise date of execution can be established for this canvas; it may have been painted in either Paris or Aix. Its unusual monochromaticism does not link it to any other picture, but the small brushstrokes in the beard and other areas to which Cézanne devoted special attention seem to relate it to such landscapes as La Maison abandonnée, 1878–79 (113), Cour de ferme, c.1879 (129), Au fond du ravin, l'Estaque, 1878–79 (123), La Baie de l'Estaque vue de l'est, c.1876–79 (97), and particularly to the views of L'Estaque of circa 1879."

Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Portrait de l'artiste, c. 1877 (cat. no. 449)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=379 (accessed November 23, 2017).
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