The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
L'Homme au bonnet de coton (l'Oncle Dominique)
Alternate titles: Der Mann mit der Wollmütze; Dominique Aubert, the artist's uncle; L'Homme à la blouse blanche; L'Homme au Bonnet de Coton; Man in a Blue Cap (Uncle Dominic); Portrait d'homme; Portrait of the Artist; Self Portrait; Self Portrait (L'Avocat); Uncle Dominique
Rewald (107): c.1866; Venturi revised: c.1865; Venturi (73): 1865–67; Rivière: 1877 (1923) and 1868 (1933)
Oil on canvas
31 3/8 x 25 3/16 in. (79.7 x 64.1 cm)
Salon d'Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, Rétrospective d'oeuvres de Cézanne, October 1–22, 1907, no. 2, as L'Homme à la blouse blanche, lent by Pellerin.
de Zayas Gallery, New York, [group exhibition], February–March 1921.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings, May 3–September 15, 1921, no. 4, ill., as Portrait of the Artist, lent by anon. [de Zayas].
Brooklyn Academy of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, New York, Summer Exhibition of Modern French and American Painters, June 12–October 14, 1926, as Self Portrait, lent by Miss Bliss.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The museum's first loan exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh, November 8–December 7, 1929, no. 1, ill., (dated before 1870), as Self Portrait, lent by Private collection, N.Y.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Memorial Exhibition: The Collection of the Late Miss Lillie P. Bliss, May 17–September 27, 1931, no. 1, ill. Traveled to: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, October 17–December 15, 1931; John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, January 1932.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Modern Works of Art: 5th Anniversary Exhibition, November 19, 1934–January 20, 1935, no. 1.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art in Our Time: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, May 10–September 10, 1939, no. 56.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Cézanne: Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, A Loan Exhibition, February 7–March 16, 1952, no. 5, ill. lent by Museum of Modern Art. Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1–May 16, 1952.
Royal Academy of Arts, London, Cézanne: The Early Years 1859–1872, April 22–August 21, 1988, no. 22, ill. Traveled to: Musée d'Orsay, Cézanne: les années de jeunesse 1859-1872, Paris, September 19, 1988–January 1, 1989; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 29–April 30, 1989.
Grand Palais, Paris, Impressionnisme: Les origines, 1859–1869, April 19–August 8, 1994, no. 25, pp. 345–46, fig. 252, shown in New York only. Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Origins of Impressionism, September 19, 1994–January 8, 1995.
Grand Palais, Paris, Cézanne, September 26, 1995–January 14, 1996, no. 7, ill. shown in Philadelphia only. Traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, February 8–April 28, 1996; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, May 26–September 1, 1996.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne & Pissarro 1865–1885, June 26–September 12, 2005, no. 7, ill., p. 83, as L'Homme au bonnet de coton (l'Oncle Dominique). Traveled to: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, October 20, 2005–January 16, 2006; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, February 27–May 28, 2006 (Cézanne et Pissarro 1865-1885).
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Cézanne in Provence, January 29–May 7, 2006, no. 9, ill. shown in Washington only. Traveled to: Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 9–September 17, 2006.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920, February 4–May 6, 2007, no. 72, ill.
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Cézanne Portraits, June 13–September 24, 2017, no. 10, ill.
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Cézanne Portraits, June 13–September 24, 2017, no. 2.6, ill. Traveled to: National Portrait Gallery, London, October 26, 2017–February 11, 2018; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, March 25–July 1, 2018.
Clark, Eliot. "Considerations on Modernistic Aesthetics." Art in America 9, no. 5 (August 1921), ill. opp. p. 212, as Self Portrait.
Rivière, Georges. Le Maître Paul Cézanne. Paris: Librairie Floury, 1923, p. 204, listed, ill. opp. p. 10 (with erroneous ownership), as L'Homme au Bonnet de Coton, dated 1877, Musée de Berlin.
Pfister, Kurt. Cézanne: Gestalt, Werk, Mythos. Potsdam: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1927, fig. 33, as Der Mann mit der Wollmütze, c. 1877.
Fry, Roger. "New Laurels for the Scorned Cézanne." New York Times Magazine, May 1, 1927, p. 6, ill., as Self Portrait.
Bertram, Anthony. Cézanne. London: Studio, 1929, pl. 2.
Sweeney, James Johnson. "The Bliss Collection." Creative Art 8 (May 1931), p. 357.
The Art News vol. 29, Issue 34 (May 23, 1931), p. 3, ill., as Self Portrait (L'Avocat).
Rivière, Georges. Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire. Paris: Librairie Floury, 1933, p. 21, ill.
Vanity Fair (November 1933), p. 32, ill.
Klein, Jerome. The Lillie P. Bliss Collection. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1934, no. 1.
Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre. Paris: Editions Paul Rosenberg, 1936, no. 73, ill. vol. II, as L'Homme au Bonnet de Coton.
Huyghe, René. Cézanne. Paris: Plon, Éditions d'Art et d'Histoire, 1936, pl. 11, pp. 29–32.
Vollard, Ambroise. Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux. Paris: Albin Michel, 1937, pl. 25.
Wilenski, R.H. Modern French Painters. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1940, fig. 3.
Barr, Jr., Alfred H. Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1942, no. 83, ill., as Man in a Blue Cap (Uncle Dominic).
Rivière, Georges. Cézanne: Le Peintre solitaire. Paris: Librairie Floury, 1942, p. 23, ill.
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946, ill. opp. p. 40.
Rewald, John. Paul Cézanne: A Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948, fig. 17.
Rewald, John. Cézanne. London: Phoenix House, 1950, fig. 4.
Raynal, Maurice. Cézanne. Geneva: Skira, 1954, p. 23, ill.
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1961, p. 117, ill.
Taillander, Yvon. P. Cézanne. Milan: Antonio Vallardi, 1961, p. 9.
Murphy, Richard W. The World of Cézanne, 1839–1906. New York: Time-Life Books, 1968, p. 27.
Salinger, Margaretta. "Windows Open to Nature." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 27, no. 1 (Summer 1968), ill.
Ikegami, Chuji. Cézanne. Tokyo: Shueisha, 1969, pl. 1.
Brion, Marcel. Cézanne. Milan: Fratelli Fabbri, 1971, ill. p. 14.
Schapiro, Meyer. Paul Cézanne. Translated by Louis-Marie Ollivier. Paris: Nouvelles Editions Françaises, 1973, pl. 1.
Wadley, Nicholas. Cézanne and His Art. London: Hamlyn, 1975, pl. 11.
Shiff, Richard. "Seeing Cézanne." Critical Inquiry 4, no. 4 (Summer 1978), fig. 10.
Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne. Geneva: Skira, 1978, p. 53, ill.
Baetjer, Katherine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980, p. 26, ill. p. 614.
Hibbard, Howard. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Harper & Row, 1980, fig. 788.
Ponente, Nello. Paul Cézanne. Bologna: Capitol, 1980, pl. 1.
Harris, Nathaniel. The Art of Cézanne. London: Optimum Books, 1982, p. 27, ill. in color.
Shiff, Richard. Cézanne and the end of Impressionism: a study of the theory, technique, and a critical evaluation of modern art. Chicago; London: The Univesity of Chicago Press, 1984, p. 204, fig. 45, as Uncle Dominique, c. 1865-67.
Moffett, Charles S. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985, pp. 176–77, ill.
Düchting, Hajo. Paul Cézanne: Natur wird Kunst. Cologne: Benedict Taschen Verlag, 1989, pp. 34–35, 37, ill. dated 1865.
Wadley, Nicholas. Cézanne and His Art. London: Hamlyn, 1989, p. 19, ill. in color.
Patin, Sylvie. Cézanne. Paris: Editions Hazan, 1995, p. 32.
Coutagne, Denis, et al. Les Sites Cézanniens du Pays d'Aix: Hommage à John Rewald. Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 1996, p. 63.
Rewald, John. The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols. In Collaboration with Walter Feilchenfeldt and Jayne Warman. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996, no. 107, ill. vol. 2, as L'Homme au bonnet de coton (l'Oncle Dominique).
Wilkin, Karen. "Monsieur Pellerin's Collection." New Criterion 14 (April 1996), p. 22.
House, John. "Impressionism and the Modern Portrait." In Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from American Collections. New York: Rizzoli, 1999. Exhibition catalogue, p. 23, fig. 11.
Rabinow, Rebecca A. "Modern Art Comes to the Metropolitan: The 1921 Exhibition of 'Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Pantings.'" Apollo (London) 152, no. 464 (October 2000), pp. 4, 9, fig. 3, as Dominique Aubert, the artist's uncle, c. 1866.
Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Nina M. Cézanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003, p. 76, fig. 2.24, as L'Homme au bonnet de coton (l'Oncle Dominique).
Machotka, Pavel. Cézanne: The Eye and the Mind, 2 vols. Marseille: Editions Crès, 2008, vol. 1, fig. 54; vol. 2, p. 56, as L'Homme au bonnet de coton (l'Oncle Dominique).
Machotka, Pavel. "I ritratti di Cézanne: il volto umano della grande pitura." In Cézanne: les ateliers du midi. Milan: Skira, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 82, fig. 50.
Cezanne, Jas de Bouffan: art et histoire. Under the scientific direction of Denis Coutagne and François Chédeville. Lyon; Aix-en-Provence: Fage édition; Société Paul Cezanne, 2019, fig. 200 p. 205.
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Floriane Dauberville. Paul Cezanne chez Bernheim-Jeune. Paris: Editions G-P.F. Dauberville & Archives Bernheim-Jeune, 2020, no. 202, ill., as Portrait d'homme.
Record last updated May 6, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Société Paul Cezanne. "L'Homme au bonnet de coton (l'Oncle Dominique), 1866–67 (FWN 412)." In The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=119 (accessed on November 29, 2023).