Paul Cézanne

Guillaumin au Pendu

Guillaumin au Pendu by Paul Cézanne

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The title of this portrait is a visual pun. Guillaumin and Cézanne both explored the medium of etching during the summer and autumn of 1873 when in Auvers. The print shows Guillaumin seated in a relaxed position in front of a small sketch of a hanged man, which itself hung by a nail on the wall. The insert of the hanged man is in a similar position to small framed views included in many Japanese prints that were collected avidly by many artists of the time. (Impressions of a Time and Place, 2002)

Title
Guillaumin au Pendu
Artist/creator
Production date
1873
Medium
etching
Dimensions
158 x 119 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1953
Accession no
1953/17/2
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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