Joueurs de cartes à l'auberge, d'après un maître flamand (Card Players at an Inn, after a Flemish Master); circa 1858-1860.
Dimensions (on sight): 18 x 24 cm (7 x 9-1/2 in.).
Dimensions sheet: 20 x 26.2 cm (7-3/4 x 10-1/4 in.).
On verso annotated in black pencil "dessin de jeunesse attribué à Cézanne" (drawing during youth attributed to Cézanne) and numbered 12 in a circle.
Under-sketching of a charcoal drawing resembling a bust of a person.
Provenance: Former collection Louis Ginès, Aix-en-Provence.
Bibliography: Adrien Chappuis, "The Drawings of Paul Cezanne, a Catalogue Raisonné", New York Society editions, 1973, No. 36, reproduced in Volume II.
As shown in the catalog by Adrien Chappuis, the drawing is centered on a cut motif from an engraving or unidentified reproduction, but the sheet is actually larger (Perhaps Chappuis could not measure the drawing hence giving vague measurements: approximately 22 × 27cm [8-1/2 x 10-1/2]).
Louis Ginès, was the director of "le Feu", published in Aix-en-Provence between the two wars.
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