There are nineteen sketchbooks by Cezanne organized here from smallest to largest.
Each sketchbook has been given a master number (starting with FWN 3000), and each page linked to that sketchbook has a corresponding number based on the known or suggested sequence of the sheets. FWN 3019 is a listing of unassigned sketchbook sheets.
In addition, each sheet has been given an "a" or a "b" following the number. The "a" side is most often the page that was paginated by the artist's son; the "b" side is the verso of the same sheet. Some sketchbooks are unpaginated and their correct sequence undetermined. The authors have therefore adopted the order of the pages based on the 2017 exhibition catalogue of Cezanne's sketchbooks (Kunstmuseum Basel) and working in tandem with Fabienne Ruppen.
Click on a sketchbook below to be taken to the master page with all the vital details for that sketchbook.
From there you can navigate to the individual sheets using the ← and → links under the thumbnail images. On any sketchbook page you will also see a tab labeled sketchbook, where you will be able to navigate the full sketchbook more easily. By clicking on this icon you will open a virtual view of that sketchbook, with spreads layed out full-screen for you to scroll through.
Since each page is oriented as it appears in the sketchbook, the images can be rotated by clicking on the magnifying icon and using the rotation icon at the top right.
Sketchbook pages that have been omitted from Cezanne’s oeuvre have been examined by the authors and are, in their opinion, executed by another hand. These pages are shown in the context of the entire sketchbook, but they do not have an FWN number.
To view a complete list of all individual sketchbook pages click here.
1863–1865, 1869–1873 (3001)
1880–83, after 1900 (3005)
1878–1881 and 1897–1900 (3007)
1881; 1884–1900 (3018)