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Madame Cézanne cousant
c. 1877
Alternate titles: Madame Cézanne; Madame Cézanne au fauteuil rouge; Madame Cézanne Sewing; Nähende Frau (Madame Cézanne); Portrait de Mme Cézanne; Portrait of the Artist's Wife
Rewald: (323) c.1877; Venturi: (291) c.1877; Venturi revised: c.1877; Rivière: 1877
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (60 x 49.7 cm)

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Exhibition History

1909b Berlin: Paul Cassirer, XII. Jahrgang, III. Ausstellung, no. 4, Nähende Frau (Madame Cézanne), lent by Vollard.
1917 Zürich: Kunsthaus, Französische Kunst des XIX und XX. Jahrhunderts, no. 9, ill, Madame Cézanne, lent by A.K[ann].
1928a Paris: Galerie La Renaissance, Figures féminines d'Ingres à Picasso, no. 29.
1929 New York: The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y, The museum's first loan exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh, no. 6, ill. (dated c. 1880), Madame Cézanne Sewing, lent by Joseph Hessel.
1930a Paris: Galerie Pigalle, Exposition Cèzanne, 1839–1906: Quelques souvenirs, no. 22, Portrait de Mme Cézanne, lent by Hessel.
1934b New York: Durand-Ruel and Paul Rosenberg, N.Y, Great French Masters of the Nineteenth Century, no. 2, ill. (dated 1880), Madame Cézanne cousant.
1936 Toledo: Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, Cézanne and Gauguin, no. 33, ill, Madame Cézanne au fauteuil rouge, lent by Durand-Ruel, New York.
1938c New York: Galerie Durand-Ruel, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 9.
1954 Stockholm: Liljevalchs Konsthall, Cézanne till Picasso, fransk konst i svensk ägo, no. 67, ill, p. 19, Portrait de Mme Cézanne.
1997–98 Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, Cezanne i blickpunkten, no. 3, ill, pp. 32–35.
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. 31, ill, p. 197, Portrait of the Artist's Wife.
2008 Humlebæk: Louisiana Museum of Art, Cézanne and Giacometti: Paths of Doubt, no. 7, p. 50, Madame Cézanne cousant, lent by Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
2008–09 Yokohama and traveling: Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Homage to Cézanne: His Influence on the Development of Twentieth Century Painting, no. 7, ill, p. 50, Madame Cézanne cousant.
2011–12 Paris: Musée du Luxembourg, Cézanne et Paris, no. 56, ill, p. 187, Madame Cézanne cousant, lent by Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
2014–15b New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y, Madame Cézanne, n.n, pl. 5, Madame Cézanne Sewing, lent by Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
2017–18 Paris and traveling: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Cézanne Portraits, no. 7.2, ill.
2017–18a Paris: Musée d'Orsay, Cézanne Portraits, no. 23, ill.

Published References

Duret 1907: "Paul Cézanne," p. 103, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1918a: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte mit 127 Tonätzungen und fünfzehn Heliogravüren, p. 134, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1920a: Cézanne und sein Kreis. Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte, p. 134, ill.
Faure 1921: Histoire de l'art moderne, p. 415, ill.
Faure 1921: Histoire de l'Art, L'Art Moderne, p. 397, ill.
Meier-Graefe 1922: Cézanne und sein Kreis, p. 164, ill.
Rivière 1923: Le Maître Paul Cézanne, p. 204, listed.
Meier-Graefe 1927a: Cézanne, pl. XL.
Alexandre 1928: "Portraits et figures de femmes Ingres à Picasso," p. 279, ill.
Jewell 1928: "Was Cézanne an Industrious 'Painter Without Taste'?," p. 5, ill.
Bernard 1930: "Jos Hessel," p. 13, ill.
Morsel 1934: "French Paintings of the XIXth Century in Benefit Show: Mr. Rosenberg and Durand-Ruel Organize Remarkable Show Emphasizing French Loans Never Shown in America," p. 3, ill.
Raynal 1936: Cézanne, pl. LXXI.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 291, ill. vol. 2, Madame Cézanne cousant.
Frankfurter 1938a: "Cézanne: Intimate Exhibition," p. 15, ill.
Cogniat 1939a: Cézanne, pl. 40.
Blomberg 1941: "Fransk-svensk konstallians," p. 132, ill.
Ragghianti 1947: L'Impressionismo, pl. XLV.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 47.
Guerry 1950: Cézanne et l'expression de l'espace, pp. 65–66.
Badt 1956: Die Kunst Cézannes, pl. 31.
Van Buren 1966: "Madame Cézanne's Fashions and the Dates of Her Portraits," p. 127, note 20.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, p. 57, ill.
Elgar 1975: Cézanne, fig. 38.
Abel 1981: "The Sandblom Collection," pp. 16, 82, ill.
Kirsch 1987a: "Paul Cézanne: Jeune Fille au Piano and Some Portraits of His Wife: An Investigation of His Painting of the Late 1870's," p. 24, ill.
Lewis 1989: Cézanne's Early Imagery, pp. 147–48.
Asmussen 1993: Wilhelm Hansen's Original French Connection at Ordrupgaard, pp. 280–81, ill.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 323, ill. vol. 2, Madame Cézanne cousant.
Reff 1997a: "The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné by John Rewald: Review," p. 800, questions Rewald's date because of debate over the location of the wallpaper.
Prunster 1998: "Seeing Cézanne: Australian Affinities," p. 64, fig. 28.
Feilchenfeldt 2000a: "Portraits," p. 135, fig. 1, Madame Cézanne cousant.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer 2003: Cézanne and Provence, The Painter in His Culture, p. 45, fig. 1.33, Madame Cézanne cousant.
Leca 2011: "Le Monde est une pomme: nature mortes et portraits parisiens de Cézanne," p. 117, ill, Madame Cézanne cousant.
Colrat 2013: Cézanne: Joindre les mains errantes de la nature, p. 96, pl. 17.
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Madame Cézanne cousant, c. 1877 (cat. no. 442)." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed June 22, 2018).
Record last updated June 28, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.