The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
Portrait du peintre Achille Emperaire
Alternate titles: Achille Emperaire; Achille Emperaire peintre; Bildnis Emperaires; L'Homme infirme; Le Malade; Portrait d'Achille Emperaire; Portrait d'Emperaire; Portrait of Achille Emperaire
Rewald: (139) 1867–68; Venturi revised: c.1868; Venturi: (88) 1867–70; Rivière: 1868; Cooper: 1866 or later; Gowing: 1868 (Burlington) and c.1868–70 (London); Ratcliffe: before winter 1868
Oil on canvas
78 11/16 x 48 in. (200 x 122 cm)
Signed lower right in black: P. Cezanne and inscribed at top: ACHILLE EMPERAIRE PEINTRE
Traveled to: Musée d'Orsay, Cézanne: les années de jeunesse 1859-1872, Paris, September 19–January 1, 1988. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, January 29–April 30, 1989.
Traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, February 8–April 28, 1996. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, May 26–September 1, 1996.
Traveled to: National Portrait Gallery, London, October 26, 2017–February 11, 2018. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, March 25–July 1, 2018.
The chair is the same one used in the large portrait of Cézanne's father (), indicating that it was painted at the Jas de Bouffan The painting was submitted to the Salon of 1870 and rejected; it appeared in a caricature by Stock. Eugène Boch bought the portrait in 1891 from père Tanguy for 800 francs on the advice of Emile Bernard.
Record last updated January 13, 2019. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Portrait du peintre Achille Emperaire, 1867–68 (FWN 423)." The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=149 (accessed on March 31, 2020).