Paul Cézanne, ‘Les baigneurs (grande planche) (The Large Bathers)’, ca. 1896-98, Phillips

Image: 16 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (41.9 x 51.4 cm)
Sheet: 19 x 21 5/8 in. (48.3 x 54.9 cm)

Druick's third (final) state, from the edition of 100, published by Ambroise Vollard, printed by Auguste Clot, Paris, framed.

Ambroise, Vollard, Recollections of a Picture Dealer, London, 1936, pp. 247-248
Lionello, Venturi, Cézanne: son Art - son Oeuvre, No. 1157, Vol. 1, Paris, 1936, p. 287
Alphonse Kann maquette repr. Vol. 2, pl. 332
Una E. Johnson, Ambroise Vollard,Editeur, 1867-1939, New York, 1944, No. 30, pp. 15,
68-9, 193
Melvin Waldfogel, Caillebotte, Vollard and Cézanne’s "Baigneurs au Repos", Gazette
des Beaux-Arts, February 1965, pp. 113-20, repr. p. 114
Jean Cherpin, L’Oeuvre gravé de Cézanne, Arts et Livres de Provence: Bulletin, No. 82,
1972, No. 7, pp. 47-58, 68-9, first state repr. p. 53
Douglas W. Druick, Cézanne, Vollard and Lithography: the Ottawa Maquette for the
"Large Bathers" Colour Lithograph, The National Gallery of Canada Bulletin, 19, 1972,
1974, pp. 1-36, repr. p. 8
Douglas Druick and William Rubin (ed.), Cézanne’s Lithographs, Cézanne: the Late
Work, London, 1978, pp. 119-37, first state repr. p. 125

Private Collection, New York
Pace Master Prints, New York, 2009
Private Collection, New York, 2010

About Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne is one of the great Post-Impressionist painters of the 19th century, renowned for his radiant landscapes, intense portraits, and complex still lifes. His influence extends to every aspect of Post-Impressionist inquiry, from the search for empirical truth in painting, which he saw as including imbalance and lacunae, to the capturing of the instantaneity of vision, and the calling of attention to the dimensionality of the canvas space. His paintings of apples, card players, and the landscape of Mount Sainte Victoire, which he saw from his window in Provence, France, are some of the best-known images in Western art. His mature works are striking for their vivid palette, sensitive brushstrokes, and swirling, unstable compositions full of impetuosity and vigor that paved the way for the advent of Cubism and abstract painting.

French, 1839-1906, Aix-en-Provence, France, based in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France