Paul Cézanne, Paul Guillaumin au Pendu, 1873

Artist: Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906)
Title:Paul Guillaumin au Pendu, 1873
Image:4.25 in x 5.75 in (10.8 cm x 14.6 cm)
Sheet:14.25 in x 16.75 in (36.2 cm x 42.5 cm)
Framed:25 in x 23 in (63.5 cm x 58.42 cm)
Signature:Featuring Paul Cezanne's signature monogram symbol (Hanging Man)
Condition:The work is in pristine condition, a fine dark black impression with inky plate edges and evidence of burr
ID #w-2222

Historical Description

This work offers a spontaneous and jovial example of the unique artistic style of Paul Cezanne, which is displayed in the artist’s representation of form and use of line. A gestural study of the figure, this work utilizes minimal line work and expresses a mastery of skill and technique.

Created in 1873, this work is a fine dark impression with inky plate edges and evidence of burr in the hat and other darker areas, indicating that this is an earlier lifetime impression.  The work is very well documented in the following catalogues: Cherpin 2, Venturi 1159, and Melot C3. It has full wide margins and is in very fine condition.

By the 1870s, Cezanne's career was well on its way to success and he had developed his own style. On meeting Pissarro and the other Impressionists, Cezanne lightened his palette and produced such famous works as La Maison du Pendu (The Hanged Man's House) in 1873, which was shown only in 1874. This etching is considered to be an allusion to this important painting, which Cezanne painted at Auvers-sur-Oise.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work) :

1) Cherpin, Jean, L’œuvre Gravé de Cézanne, 1972, listed as cat 2 on page 20,  description on page 64.

2) Venturi, Lionello, Cézanne, Son Art-Son Oeuvre, 1989, Vol II, image listed as plate 1159.

3) Venturi, Lionello, Cézanne, Son Art-Son Oeuvre, 1989, Vol I, details listed on page 288 as 1159.

About the Framing:
Conservation framed with museum quality and archival materials, this work is set in a Spanish-style frame with gold and black moulding. The lights and darks created by the sculptural quality of the frame complements the contrasts in this work. Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.

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