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Les Joueurs de cartes
1891–96
Alternate titles: Card Players; Der Kartenspieler; Kartenspieler; Les joueurs de cartes; The Card Players; The Cardplayers
Rewald: (713) 1893–96; Venturi: (557) 1890–92; Venturi revised: 1890–92; Rivière: 1891; Cooper: 1892; Gowing: c.1893 (Edinburgh)
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 28 11/16 in. (60 x 73 cm)
Vollard A stockbook: no. 3517, huile; autour d'une table sur laquelle se trouve un tapis rouge deux hommes jouent aux cartes, 60 x 73 cm (175 frs)
Vollard B stockbook: no. 3368, Deux joueurs de cartes, 60 x 73 cm (200 frs)
Vollard archives: photo no. 559, Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1890

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Exhibition History

1904 Berlin: Paul Cassirer, Sonderausstellung Paul Cézanne, no number, Kartenspieler.
1909b Berlin: Paul Cassirer, XII. Jahrgang, III. Ausstellung, no. 31, Der Kartenspieler, lent by private collector [Julias Elias].
1929c Paris: Galerie Pigalle, Exposition Cèzanne, 1839–1906: Quelques souvenirs, no. 8 (dated 1891), Les Joueurs de cartes, lent by Courtauld.
1930 Berlin: A. Gold, Französische Impressionisten: Alte Meister, no number, ill.
1932 London: Royal Academy of Arts, French Art, no. 392, ill.
1933 Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Academy, no. 142.
1934 Sheffield: Graves Art Gallery, no. 196.
1937a Paris: Palais National des Arts, Chefs-d'oeuvres de l'art français [World's Fair], no. 256, pl. 89, Les Joueurs de cartes, lent by Courtauld.
1947 Birmingham, U.K.: City Art Gallery, Birmingham, French Art
1948 London: Tate Gallery, Samuel Courtauld Memorial Exhibition, no. 13.
1954 Edinburgh and traveling: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Paintings by Cézanne, no. 52 (dated c.1893), lent by Home House Tr.
1955b Paris: Orangerie, Impressionnistes de la Collection Courtauld de Londres, no. 11, pl. 48.
1976a London: Arts Council of Great Britain, Samuel Courtauld's Collection of French 19th Century Paintings and Drawings, no. 10.
1984 Tokyo and traveling: Takashimaya, Tokyo, The Impressionists and the Post-Impressionists from the Courtauld Collection, no. 11.
1987–88 Cleveland and traveling: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Masterpieces: The Courtauld Collection, no. 26, ill.
1993 Tübingen: Kunsthalle, Cézanne Gemälde, no. 65, ill.
1994 London: Courtauld Institute Galleries, Impressionism for England: Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector, no. 10, ill.
2002–03 Stockholm and traveling: Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Impressionism and the North: Late 19th Century French Avant-Garde Art and the Art in the Nordic Countries 1870–1920, no. 28, ill, p. 240, The Cardplayers.
2006–07 London: National Gallery, Cézanne in Britain, no. 31, ill. (dated c. 1892–95), Les Joueurs de cartes.
2008 London: The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Cézannes, no. 6, ill, pp. 90–93 (dated c. 1892–95), Les Joueurs de cartes.
2010–11 London and traveling: Courtauld Gallery, London, Cézanne's Card Players, no. 13, ill, p. 122, p. 123, cover and pp. 92–93 (details (dated c. 1892–96), The Card Players.

Published References

Rosenhagen 1904: "Von Ausstellungen und Sammlungen," p. 402.
Meier-Graefe 1918: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren, p. 194, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1920: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, p. 194, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1922: Cézanne und sein Kreis, p. 236, ill.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 218, listed.
Jamot 1929: "L'Art français en Norvège," p. 81, ill.
Charensol 1930: "Cézanne à la galerie Pigalle," p. 181, ill.
Jamot and Turner 1934: Collection de tableaux français, faite à Londres, 20 Portman Square, par Samuel et Elizabeth Courtauld, no. 23.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 557, ill. vol. 2, Les joueurs de cartes.
Amour de l'Art 1937: "Paul Cézanne aux musées d'art moderne," p. 38, fig. 89.
Huisman 1937: Histoire-guide de la peinture française, p. 38.
Laver 1937: French Painting and the Nineteenth Century, pl. 112.
Huyghe 1938: La Peinture française du XVIIIe et du XIXe siècles, pl. XLV, detail.
Dorival 1942: La Peinture française, vol. II, pl. XLI.
Larguier 1947: Cézanne ou la lutte avec l'ange de la peinture, ill. on cover.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 126.
Cooper 1954b: The Courtauld Collection, no. 14.
Badt 1956: Die Kunst Cézannes, pl. 11.
Novotny 1961: Cézanne, pl. 30.
Rosenberg 1967: On Quality in Art, pp. 108, 110, pl. 85.
Ikegami 1969: Cézanne, pl. 44.
Elgar 1975: Cézanne, fig. 85.
Stokes 1978: "Cézanne," fig. 101, commentary pp. 270–71.
Thomson 1983: The Post-Impressionists, pl. 64.
Thomas 1987: The Age of the Impressionists, p. 159, ill.
Patin 1995: Cézanne, p. 73.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 713, ill. vol. 2, Les Joueurs de cartes.
Arrouye 2004: "A Balance of Dissimilar Elements," fig. 130, ill. in color.
Feilchenfeldt 2005c: "Cézannes Motive: Versuch einer neuen Ordnung," p. 208, ill.
Storr 2009: "La Famille Cézanne," p. 52, fig. 2.10, Card Players, dated c. 1892–95.
Verdi 2010: "Cézanne's 'Card players'," p. 816, ill.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2011b: Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1901-1905 «Man steht da und staunt», Vol. 2, p. 505, ill.
Colrat 2013: Cézanne: Joindre les mains errantes de la nature, p. 323, pl. 150.
Echte and Feilchenfeldt 2013b: Kunstsalon Cassirer: Die Ausstellungen 1908-1910 «Ganz eigenartige neue Werte», Vol. 4, p. 303, ill.
Elderfield, Morton, Rey 2017: Cézanne Portraits, fig. 55.
Elderfield, Morton, Rey 2017a: Cézanne Portraits, p. 179, fig. 55.

Supplemental Images

Joueur de cartes, 1892–96, watercolor on white paper, 61 x 42 cm (RWC380)
Man with a Pipe, c. 1892–96, watercolor on paper, 51 x 32 cm (RW378)
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Les Joueurs de cartes, 1891–96 (cat. no. 686)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=691 (accessed November 23, 2017).
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