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Guillaumin au Pendu
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Guillaumin au Pendu

1873

Artist
Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Publisher
Floury, H

Ink (sepia) on paper

Width: 12.1 cm (plate mark); Width: 20.6 cm (sheet); Height: 15.7 cm (plate mark); Height: 26.2 cm (sheet);

Inscription
Printed, lower margin & recto

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Lecomte, Bernard; purchase; 2008 (April)
G.2008.XX.1

About this work
Cézanne produced only eight prints in his entire career, five being etchings dating from the summer of 1873 when he stayed at Auvers-sur-Oise with Camille Pissarro and Armand Guillaumin, a Paris civil servant. On this occasion all three friends experimented with the etching technique and seem to have adopted a sign as an emblematic signature. Cézanne chose the image of a hanged man, seen here. The spontaneity of this jaunty image of his friend suggests that it was rapidly sketched from life, possibly directly onto the plate. (Permanent collection label)



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