The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne
Portrait du fils de l'artiste
Alternate titles: Head of a child (tête d'enfant); Portrait of Paul, the Artist's Son; Portrait of the artist's son, Paul; Tête d'enfant
Rewald: (464) c.1880; Venturi revised: c.1880; Rivière: c.1877; Machotka et al: c.1887
Oil on canvas
6 11/16 x 5 7/8 in. (17 x 15 cm)
[Pearlman Collection], July 1, 1958–September 1, 1959, no. 2, ill. Traveled to: Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Traveled to: Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, April 4–June 14, 1971; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Frnacisco, California, September 9–October 31, 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: Grand Palais, Paris, October 5, 2011–January 16, 2012 (see Paris 2011-12a for a separate listing because the catalogue numbers are different from the two American venues); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 21–June 3, 2012.
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.
Paris: Librairie Floury, 1923, p. 206, listed.
Oxford: B. Cassirer, 1946, pl. 33.
"Giunte a Cézanne." Commentari 2, no. 1 (January–March 1951), p. 47.
London: Macdonald, 1988, p. 89, ill.
, 2 vols. In Collaboration with Walter Feilchenfeldt and Jayne Warman. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996, no. 464, ill. vol. 2, as Portrait du fils de l'artiste.
, 2 vols. Marseille: Editions Crès, 2008, vol. 1, fig. 124; vol. 2, p. 95, as Portrait du fils de l'artiste.
"Catalogue of the Stein Collections." In The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avent-Garde, edited by Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca Rabinow. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 396, no. 9, pl. 128, as Portrait of Paul, the Artist's Son.
"I ritratti di Cézanne: il volto umano della grande pitura." In Cézanne: les ateliers du midi. Milan: Skira, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 88, fig. 55.
"Cézanne, Painting, and Harmony." 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. 135, fig. 82 (cat. 4).
"La lecture du modèle." In Cézanne Portraits. Paris: Musée d'Orsay and Editions Gallimard, 2017. Exhibition catalogue, p. 25, fig. 10.
"The Reading of the Model." In Cézanne Portraits. London and Princeton, N.J.: National Portrait Gallery Publications and Princeton University Press, 2017. Exhibition catalogue, fig. 7.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2018, fig. 83, 1880.
Cézanne fils could not be more than about 3 years old when this portait was executed.
Record last updated August 7, 2018. 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 fils de l'artiste, 1875 (FWN 456)." The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=950 (accessed on August 4, 2021).