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Portrait de l'artiste au chapeau de paille
Alternate titles: Portait de Cézanne au chapeau paille; Portrait de Cézanne, par lui-même; Self Portrait; Self Portrait in a Straw Hat
Rewald: (384) 1878–79; Venturi: (287) 1873–76; Venturi revised: 1872–75; Cézanne fils: c.1883; Rivière: c.1880
Oil on canvas
13 3/8 x 10 3/16 in. (34 x 26 cm)
Vollard archives: photo no. 480, Annotated by Cézanne's son: circa 1883

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decade: 1870–79 »
theme: Portrait »

Exhibition History

1936d New York: Marie Harriman Gallery, N.Y, Cézanne, Derain and Others, no. 4, Self Portrait, lent by Private collector.
1937 San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, Calif, Paul Cézanne, no. 4, ill, lent by Paley.
1938b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Great Portraits from Impressionism to Modernism, no. 2.
1940b New York: Schaeffer Galleries, N.Y, Loan Exhibition of Self-Portraits, Baroque to Impressionism, no. 33.
1972a New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y, Portrait of the Artist

Published References

Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, cover, p. 209, listed, Portrait de Cézanne, par lui-même.
Hazama, Adachi, and Nakogawa, eds. 1935: Recueil important des oeuvres de Paul Cézanne, vol. 2, Portraits et nus, pl. 5.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 287, ill. vol. 2, Portait de Cézanne au chapeau paille.
Goldwater 1938: "Cézanne in America: The Master's Paintings in American Collections," p. 137, ill.
Goldwater 1940: "Artists Painted by Themselves: Self-Portraits from Baroque to Impressionism," p. 14, ill.
Badt 1956: Die Kunst Cézannes, p. 143.
Rewald 1961: The History of Impressionism, p. 407, ill.
Badt 1965: The Art of Cézanne, p. 185.
Barskaya 1975a: Paul Cézanne, p. 165, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 384, ill. vol. 2, Portrait de l'artiste au chapeau de paille.
Kitschen 1998: "Cézannes Hüte. Zu einigen Selbstbildnissen von Paul Cézanne," p. 127, ill.
Platzman 2001: Cézanne: The Self-Portraits, p. 95, 197, fig. 11, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat.
Machotka 2008: Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols., vol. 1, fig. 122; vol. 2, p. 92, Portrait de l'artiste au chapeau de paille.


Rewald (1996, p. 254) observed that the comma shapes in the background were the same as in Jeune fille au piano—Ouverture de Tannhäuser, 1869–70 (600).

Cézanne's son kept this portrait (as well as Portrait de l'artiste à la palette, 1886–87 (499)) in his Paris apartment for many years after his father died.  

Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Portrait de l'artiste au chapeau de paille, 1878–79 (cat. no. 446)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed November 20, 2018).
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