The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
Bruce M. White
Etude de crâne
Alternate titles: Crâne; Der Schadel; Study of a Skull; Totenkopf; Totenschädel
Rewald: (W613); Venturi revised: 1900–04; Venturi: (1130) 1895–1900
Graphite and watercolor on paper
Watermark: MONTGOLFIER SAINT MARCEL LES ANNONAY
10 x 12 1/2 in. (25.4 x 31.8 cm)
[Pearlman Collection], July–September 1958, no. 18.
Traveled to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 15–July 1, 1962.
Traveled to: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, April 17–May 16, 1971; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 1–July 3, 1971.
Traveled to: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, December 8, 1974–March 14, 1975; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, April 13–August 31, 1975; Francine and Sterling Clark Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, September 26, 1975–February 22, 1976; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, April 6–May 30, 1976.
Traveled to: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 26–March 19, 1978; Grand Palais, Paris, Cezanne: Les dernières années (1895–1906), April 20–July 23, 1978 (see Paris 1978a for a separate listing because the catalogue numbers are different from the two American venues).
Traveled to: Tate Gallery, London, February 8–April 28, 1996; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, May 26–September 1, 1996.
(Exhibition catalogue: Simms 2002), no. 12, ill.
Traveled to: Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France, July 11–October 5, 2014; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, October 25, 2014–January 11, 2015; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, February 7–May 18, 2015; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, September 12, 2015–January 3, 2016.
Reinhart, Georg Theodor. Katalog meiner Sammlung. Winterthur: [privately published], 1922, p. 41.
Rivière, Georges. Le Maître Paul Cézanne. Paris: Librairie Floury, 1923, p. 190, ill.
Venturi, Lionello. Cézanne: Son Art, Son Oeuvre. Paris: Editions Paul Rosenberg, 1936, no. 1130, ill. vol. II, as Etude de crâne.
Schmidt, Georg. Aquarelle von Paul Cézanne. Mit zweiundreissig vielfarbigen Tafeln. Basel: Holbein-Verlag, 1952, fig. 27.
Nathan, Fritz and Nathan, Peter. 25 Jahre Dr. Fritz Nathan and Dr. Peter Nathan. Winterthur: Buchdruckerei Winterthur, 1961, no. 88, ill.
[Portfolio of] Watercolors by Cézanne from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman. Utica, 1965.
Elgar, Frank. Cézanne. Paris: A. Somogy, 1968, p. 254, ill.
[Portfolio of] Watercolors by Cézanne from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pearlman. Utica: Munson-William-Proctor Institute, 1972.
Rewald, John. Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors, A Catalogue Raisonné. Boston: Little, Brown; London: Thames & Hudson, 1983, no. 613, ill.
Pearlman, Henry. Reminiscences of a collector. Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, p. 17-18, ill. in color.
Simms, Matthew. "Painting on Drawing and Cézanne's Watercolors." In Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection. Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Exhibition catalogue, p. 158, fig. 99 (cat. 20).
Lloyd, Christopher. Paul Cézanne, Drawings and Watercolors. London and Los Angeles: Thames & Hudson and John Paul Getty Museum, 2015, p. 306, fig. 222.
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice, and Floriane Dauberville. Paul Cezanne chez Bernheim-Jeune. Paris: Editions G-P.F. Dauberville & Archives Bernheim-Jeune, 2020, no. 298, ill., as Etude de crâne, installation photograph from 1914 exhibitiion, p. 99.
Record last updated April 30, 2021. 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. "Etude de crâne, 1902–04 (FWN 1985)." In The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1596 (accessed on February 7, 2023).