The Bathers (Small Plate)

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906)

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Cézanne, a painter whom other painters admired but the public ignored, received his first one-man show at Vollard's gallery in 1895. Vollard then convinced Cézanne to contribute The Bathers to his forthcoming album of original prints, even though Cézanne's interest in printmaking had begun and ended with five trial etchings in 1873.

Cézanne drew the outlines of The Bathers on a lithographic stone, but left the complicated process of printing it in color to Auguste Clot, who was guided by a black-and-white proof that Cézanne had watercolored by hand.

Object Information

artist
Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906)
creation date
1897
materials
color lithograph chine collé
dimensions
11 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in the stone, below image, L.R.: P. Cezanne
series
L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard
accession number
52.60
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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