The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
© The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963-181-123
Alternate title: Courtisan et personnages
Rewald (W135); Venturi revised: 1872–74; Venturi (882): 1875–77
Graphite and watercolor on laid paper
9 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (24.1 x 27 cm)
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- Figure compositionsHistorical and Allegorical:
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Galerie Renou et Colle, Paris, Aquarelles et baignades de Cézanne, June 3–17, 1935.
Valentine [Dudensing] Gallery, New York, Cézanne watercolors, Renoir drawings, January 4–30, 1937, no. 17, as Courtisan et personnages.
Matthiesen Gallery, London, A Century of French Drawings: from Prud'hon to Picasso, May 3–31, 1938, no. 14, as Olympia (for sale).
Fine Arts Associates [Otto Gerson], New York, Modern Painters - Old Masters, 1949d, no no.
Fine Arts Associates [Otto Gerson], New York, Cézanne: Rarely Shown Works, November 10–29, 1952, [W] 3, ill. formerly Paul Cézanne fils; lent by Louis E. Stern.
Wildenstein Galleries, New York, Loan Exhibition: Cézanne, November 5–December 5, 1959, no. 60, ill. lent by Louis E. Stern.
Knoedler Galleries, New York, Cézanne Watercolors, April 2–20, 1963, no. 3, pl. II, as Olympia, 1875-77, lent by Estate of Louis E. Stern, New York.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1964, no. 18, ill., as Olympia.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Cézanne in Philadelphia Collections, July 19–August 21, 1983, no. 24, ill.
Grand Palais, Paris, Cézanne, September 26, 1995–January 14, 1996, no. 29, ill. in color, p. 137, as Olympia, c. 1875, lent by Philadelphia MA, shown in Paris and London only. Traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, February 8–April 28, 1996; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, May 26–September 1, 1996.
Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, Cézanne et Paris, October 12, 2011–February 26, 2012, no. 49, ill., p. 99, as Olympia, lent by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, The Louis E. Stern Collection.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cézanne Drawing, June 6–September 25, 2021, pl. 47, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Cezanne, May 15–September 5, 2022, no. 8, ill. shown in Chicago only. Traveled to: Tate Moderrn, London, October 6, 2022–March 12, 2023.
Rivière, Georges. Le Maître Paul Cézanne. Paris: Librairie Floury, 1923, p. 149, ill.
Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre. Paris: Editions Paul Rosenberg, 1936, no. 882, ill. vol. II, as Olympia.
Rivière, Georges. Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire. Paris: Librairie Floury, 1942, p. 61, ill.
Neumeyer, Alfred. Cézanne's Drawings. New York and London: Thomas Yoseloff, 1958, no. 8.
Canaday, John. Mainstreams of Modern Art. New York: Holt, 1959, p. 349, fig. 422.
Reff, Theodore. "Cézanne and Poussin." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 23, nos. 1–2 (January–June 1960), p. 172.
Moskowitz, Ira and Thorson, Victoria. Great drawings of all time. New York: Shorewood Publishers, 1962, Vol. III, pl. 811.
The Louis E. Stern Collection. Philadelphia, 1964, no. 18, p. 25, ill., as Olympia.
Lindsay, Jack. Cézanne: His Life and Work. London: Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, 1969, fig. 81.
Reff, Theodore. Manet: Olympia. New York: Viking Press, 1976, pp. 32-35, fig. 12.
Adriani, Götz. Paul Cézanne: 'Der Liebeskampf'. Munich: Piper, 1980, pp. 54-55, pl. 5.
Ponente, Nello, ed. Cézanne e le avanguardie. Rome: Officina Edizioni, 1981, fig. 12.
Rewald, John. Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors, A Catalogue Raisonné. Boston: Little, Brown; London: Thames & Hudson, 1983, no. 135, ill.
Kendall, Richard, ed. Cézanne: By Himself. London: Macdonald, 1988, p. 73, ill.
Wattenmaker, Richard et al. Great French Paintings from The Barnes Foundation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Exhibition catalogue, p. 106, fig. 1.
Terrasse, Antoine. Les aquarelles de Cézanne. Paris: Flammarion, 1995, pp. 38-9, ill.
Andersen, Wayne V. Cézanne and the Eternal Feminine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, p. 180, fig. 94.
Vial, Marie-Paule. "Olympia." In Cézanne et Paris. Paris: Éditions de la Rmn-Grand Palais, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 99, ill.
Dombrowski, André. Cézanne, Murder, and Modern Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013, p. 97, fig. 39.
Lloyd, Christopher. Paul Cézanne, Drawings and Watercolors. London and Los Angeles: Thames & Hudson and John Paul Getty Museum, 2015, p. 90, fig. 49.
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Record last updated December 8, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Société Paul Cezanne. "Olympia, c.1877 (FWN 1860)." In The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1113 (accessed on September 21, 2023).