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Le Garçon au gilet rouge
Alternate titles: Boy in a Red Waistcoat; Boy with a Red Vest; Garçon au gilet rouge; Il farsetto rosso; L'Italien au gilet rouge; Le Gilet rouge
Rewald: (659) 1888–90; Venturi: (682) 1890–95; Venturi revised: c.1895; Cooper: 1893–94; Gowing: 1888–90; Reff: early 1890s (MoMA)
Oil on canvas
36 3/16 x 28 11/16 in. (92 x 73 cm)
Vollard B stockbook: no. 4349, Portrait de jeune homme italien debout (voir le No. 4157), 92 x 73 cm (3000 frs)
Vollard archives: photo no. 534, Annotated: 1888

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Exhibition History

1895 Paris: Galerie Vollard, Paul Cézanne, Fabbri buys.
1910a Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paul Cézanne, no. 24, Le Gilet rouge, lent by E. Fabbri.
1920 Venice: Biennale, Mostra Individuale di Paul Cézanne, no. 9 (dated 1880), Il farsetto rosso, lent by Fabbri.
1921 Basel: Kunsthalle, Cézanne, no. 34, L'Italien au gilet rouge, lent by Fabbri.
1936d London: New Burlington Galleries, Masters of French Nineteenth-Century Painting, no. 94, Garçon au gilet rouge, lent by Private collection.
1936f Paris: Paul Rosenberg, Le Grand Siècle, no. 5 (dated 1895), lent by Private collection.
1937d New York: Knoedler Galleries, N.Y, French Figure Pieces of the XIXth Century, no. 17, ill.
1940 San Francisco: Calif, Golden Gate International Exposition, no. 137.
1940f New York: New York World's Fair, N.Y, Masterpieces of Art, no. 347, ill, Boy with a Red Vest, lent by Jakob Goldschmidt.
1941b New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y, French Painting from David to Toulouse-Lautrec, no. 8, fig. 46.
1942d New York: Paul Rosenberg, N.Y, Paintings by Cézanne, no. 18, ill, lent by Goldschmidt.
1945b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Four Centuries of Portraits, no. 34.
1947b New York: Wildenstein Galleries, N.Y, Cézanne, no. 53, ill, lent by Goldschmidt.
1949c New York: Durand-Ruel, N.Y, What They Said: Postscript to Art Criticism, no. 10, ill.
1950–51a Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Pa, Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, Masterpieces of Painting, no. 83, ill, Boy with a Red Vest, lent by J. Goldschmidt.
1953d New York: Greenwich House Music School Committee, N.Y, The Jakob Goldschmidt Collection, no number, p. 2.
1955a Paris: Orangerie, De David à Toulouse-Lautrec: Chefs-d'oeuvre des collections américaines, no. 3, pl. 66, lent by J. Goldschmidt.
1966 Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, no. 70, ill.
1971 Washington, D.C. and traveling: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C, Cézanne: An Exhibition in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Phillips Collection, no. 24.
1991 Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, Art for the Nation, no number, ill, pp. 236–37.
2004–05 Essen: Museum Folkwang, Cézanne: Aufbruch in die Moderne, ill, p. 53, Le Garçon au gilet rouge.
2006–07 New York and traveling: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y, Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde, no. 38, fig. 29, pp. 28, 340, Le Garçon au gilet rouge.
2017–18 Paris and traveling: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Cézanne Portraits, no. 15.1, ill.
2017–18a Paris: Musée d'Orsay, Cézanne Portraits, no. 45, ill.

Published References

Natanson 1895: "Paul Cézanne," p. 498.
Henraux 1920: "I Cézanne della raccolta Fabbri," p. 57, ill.
Henraux 1924: "Une Grande Collection de Cézanne en Italie, la Collection Egisto Fabbri," p. 339.
D'Ors 1930: Paul Cézanne, pl. 5.
Di San Lazzaro 1936: Paul Cézanne, fig. 7.
D'Ors 1936a: Paul Cézanne, pl. 7.
Venturi 1936b: Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., no. 682, ill. vol. 2, Garçon au gilet rouge.
Davidson 1937: "Figure Pieces by the French Masters," p. 12, ill.
Cogniat 1939a: Cézanne, pl. 71.
Dorival 1948: Cézanne, pl. 114.
Rousseau 1952a: "Cézanne as an Old Master," p. 31, ill.
Schapiro 1952a: Cézanne, pp. 92, 93, ill.
Rousseau 1953: Paul Cézanne, 1839–1906, pl. 26.
Rousseau 1955: "De David à Toulouse-Lautrec," no. 34, ill.
Perruchot 1961: Dix Grands Peintres, p. 135.
Goldwater 1966: "The Glory That Was France," p. 42, ill.
Murphy 1968: The World of Cézanne, 1839–1906, p. 184.
Schapiro 1973: Paul Cézanne, pl. 33, with comments.
Elgar 1975: Cézanne, fig. 80.
Venturi 1978: Cézanne, p. 121, ill.
Brettell 1986: "The Bartletts and the 'Grande Jatte:' Collecting Modern Painting in the 1920s," fig. 7.
Rewald 1986a: "Paintings by Paul Cézanne in the Mellon Collection," pp. 310–13, fig. 13.
Rewald 1986b: Cézanne: A Biography, p. 197, ill.
Kendall 1988: Cézanne: By Himself, p. 166, ill.
Rewald 1989: Cézanne and America: Dealers, Collectors, Artists and Critics, 1891–1921, pp. 25, 49, 337, fig. 5.
Rewald 1996: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., no. 659, ill. vol. 2, Le Garçon au gilet rouge.
Lewis 2000: Cézanne, p. 254, pl. 156.
Feilchenfeldt 2005a: "Zur Rezeptionsgeschichte Cézannes in Deutschland," p. 147, ill.
Jensen 2006: "Vollard and Cézanne: An Anatomy of a Relationship," p. 28, fig. 29 (detail), Boy in a Red Waistcoat.
Bardazzi 2007b: Cézanne in Florence: Two Collectors and the 1910 Exhibition of Impressionism, p. 264, fig. 28, Le Garçon au gilet rouge, Fabbri copy ill. p. 145.
Semmer 2011b: "'Le Garçon au gilet rouge': Le pari de la figure," p. 125, fig. 59, Le Garçon au gilet rouge.
Harris 2013: Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience, p. 418.
Morton 2016: "Paul Mellon: Private collector for the public," cover, p. 35, 36 fig. 12.
Tapié 2017: "Cézanne, la pensée piente," p. 97, ill.
Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Le Garçon au gilet rouge, 1888–90 (cat. no. 497)." 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.