The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
Paul Alexis lisant à Émile Zola
Alternate titles: Alexis et Zola; Emile Zola et Alexis; Emile Zola et Paul Alexis; Paul Alexis lisant à Zola; Paul Alexis lisant unmanuscrit à Emile Zola; Paul Alexis Reading to Emile Zola; Portrait de Zola et d'Alexis se faisant la lecture; Portraits of Emile Zola and Paul Alexis; Zola and Alexis; Zola et Alexis
Rewald: (151) 1869–70; Venturi revised: c.1870; Venturi: (117) 1869–70; Cooper: 1869–70; Gowing: (Edinburgh) 1869–70; Ratcliffe: between September 1869 and July 1870
Oil on canvas
51 3/16 x 63 in. (130 x 160 cm)
Traveled to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1–May 16, 1952.
Traveled to: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, January 14–February 28, 1954. Utrecht Centraal Museum, March 6–May 2, 1954. Berner Kunstmusuem, Bern, Switzerland, May 8–June 7, 1954. Tate Gallery, London, June 19–August 15, 1954. Palazzo reale, Milan, November, 1954–February, 1955.
Traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, September 29–October 27, 1954.
Traveled to: Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan, June 1–July 17, 1974. Cultural Center, Fukuoka, Japan, July 24–August 18, 1974.
Traveled to: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan, October 10–November 9, 1986. Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, November 15–December 4, 1986.
Traveled to: Serrone della Villa Reale, Monza, Italy, October 7–December 6, 1987. Villa Croce, Genova, Italy, December 17, 1987–February 21, 1988.
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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Origins of Impressionism, September 19, 1994–January 8, 1995.
Traveled to: Kunsthaus, Zürich, May 5–August 13, 2000 (initially planned to end on July 30 the exhibition was extended until August 13).
Traveled to: National Portrait Gallery, London, October 26, 2017–February 11, 2018. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, March 25–July 1, 2018.
Painted out of doors in Zola's garden on the rue La Condamine. The work was unfinished presumably because Cézanne and Zola returned to the Midi after the declaration of war (Franco-Prussian) in mid-July 1870.
Record last updated October 20, 2020. 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. "Paul Alexis lisant à Émile Zola, 1869–70 (FWN 602)." The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=159 (accessed on January 24, 2021).