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Paul Cézanne. The Bather. c. 1885

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The Bather

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906)

Date:
c. 1885
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
50 x 38 1/8" (127 x 96.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Lillie P. Bliss Collection
MoMA Number:
1.1934

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939), Paris, by 1900 [1]; sold to Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), Paris, by 1917 [2]; sold to Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), New York [3]; sold to Lillie P. Bliss (1864-1931), New York, by 1921 [4]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1934 (Lillie P. Bliss Collection).
[1] John Rewald, The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, vol. 1, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996, no. 555. Vollard stockbook no. 3453[A] (1899-1904). Purchase price: 200 francs. Possibly included in the exhibition Figures de Cézanne, Galerie Vollard, June 27-July 23, 1910 (no. 1: Baigneur). Offered to the American collector John Quinn by Vollard around 1910 (see Robert Jensen,
"Vollard and Cézanne: An Anatomy of a Relationship," Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avantgarde, ed. by Rebecca Rabinow, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006, p. 38).
[2] Rewald 1996, no. 555. Offered for sale at the exhibition Französische Kunst des XIX. und XX. Jahrhunderts, Kunsthaus Zurich, October 5-November 1917 (no. 38, repr.). Exhibited at Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris, in 1917.
[3] Rewald 1996, no. 555.
[4] Ibid. Lent anonymously to Loan Exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 3 to September 15, 1921 (no. 10).

[Le Grand Baigneur]

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