L'amour en platre (study) by Paul Cezanne

This is one of eleven drawings by Paul Cézanne of a plaster cast of Cupid he owned.

Details

Medium:
Pencil
Dimensions:
46 x 30 cm
Art Fund grant:
£120 ( Total: £120)
Acquired in:
1935
Vendor:
Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd

The original marble, now lost, was attributed to French sculptor Pierre Puget (1620-94) but is of uncertain authorship. The motif was incorporated into two of Cézanne's still life paintings attesting to the revolutionary's master's reverence for tradition. The drawing was acquired for the British Museum a year after the death of Roger Fry a co-founder of the Art Fund and the greatest champion of Cézanne in the early twentieth century.

Provenance

Collection of Samuel Courtauld

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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