Artist Paul Cézanne, French, 1839-1906
Title
  • Head of a Man
Date 1865
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 16 3/4 × 13 1/8 inches (42.5 × 33.3 cm)
Framed: 27 3/4 × 24 5/8 × 2 5/8 inches (70.5 × 62.5 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 72.465
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, in red, lower right: P. CEZANE | -65
Marks Stamp, on verso, upper right: [illegible round canvas stamp]
Stamp, on stretcher: [tax stamp]
Stickers, on stretcher: J. K. Thannhauser, 12 East 67th Street, New York 21, N.Y.; 3354/15; Galerie Thannhauser | Luzern [balance defaced]
Marks, in black on stretcher: 1672.
(Ambroise Vollard [1866-1939], Paris, France);
1916, Berlin, (Paul Cassirer, Berlin, Germany);
1916, by inheritance to his widow, Tilla Durieux-Cassirer;
May 17, 1927, sold by (Cassirer & Helbring, Berlin, Germany) lot 38;
1927, purchased by (Galerie Thannhauser, Lucerne, Switzerland and New York, New York, USA);
1932, Paul Smolka (Prague, Czechoslovakia and later Larchmont, New York, USA);
April 26, 1972, (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, USA) estate of Paul Smolka, lot 15;
1972, sold by Mrs. Paul Smolka;
1972-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Meier-Graefe, J. Cézanne und Sein Kreis ein Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte. Munich, 1922, p. 73, cited in footnote 2.

Venturi, L. Cézanne, Son art–son oeuvre. Paris, 1936, vol. II, no. 110 (ill.).

Nebesky, V. "Tricet let po smrti Cézannove (Thirty Years after the Death of Cézanne)." Zivot: vutvarne odbor Umjeleck besedy v Praze, vol. 15. 1936, pp. 16-23, p. 17 (ill.).

Gatto, A. L'Opera completa di Cézanne. Milan, 1970, no. 75 (ill.), p. 89.

Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 52 (1972-1973): p. 59 (ill.).

La Chronique des arts et de la curiosité: supplement to Gazette des beaux-arts, no. 1249 (February 1973): p. 158, no. 556 (ill.).

Rewald, J., W. Feilchenfeldt, and J. Warman. The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 1996, vol. 1, p. 84, no. 74; vol. 2, p. 23 (ill.).