Artist Paul Cézanne, French, 1839-1906
Title
  • Five Bathers
  • Bathers (former title)
Date 1879 - 1880
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 13 5/8 inches × 15 inches (34.6 × 38.1 cm)
Framed: 22 3/8 inches × 24 1/4 inches × 4 inches (56.8 × 61.6 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 70.162
Department European Painting
On View Modern C236, Level 2 (see map)
sold by (Ambroise Vollard [1866-1939], Paris, France);
March 24, 1900, purchased by Egisto Fabbri (Florence, Italy) [for 2500 francs];
gift to his sister, Contessa Ernestine Ludolf, née Fabbri (Florence, Italy);
(Jean Dieterle, Paris, France);
before January 28, 1937, Mme. Paul [Juliette] Guillaume (Paris, France);
January-February 1937, Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA);
1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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