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Standing Bather, Seen from the Back

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Paul Cezanne
French, 1839-1906

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In the course of making an artwork, Paul Cezanne often significantly altered his original design. Someone, perhaps the artist, cut this canvas from a larger painting, retaining remnants of the other composition. In the lower-left corner, a series of blue lines can be read as the legs of a seated figure from knees to ankles; the body may have continued on an adjacent part of the canvas. These lines sit on top of the background foliage, indicating that Cezanne added this second figure after completing the first, presumably before changing his mind about the direction of the painting or moving on to another work.


On View, Gallery 248


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Paul Cezanne


Standing Bather, Seen from the Back

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Oil on canvas


31.7 × 21.6 cm (12 1/2 × 8 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Brooks McCormick

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