Hercules Resting
Page XXVI bis (verso) from Sketchbook II

Paul Cézanne, French, 1839 - 1906. After a sculpture by Pierre Puget, French, 1620 - 1694.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1885-1900

Medium:
Graphite pencil; traces of watercolor; graphite offset from page XXVII recto; on wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/2 x 5 inches (21.6 x 12.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1987-53-56b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg, 1987

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    A copy showing the same rear view of Puget's statue in the Louvre as the more fully developed copies on pages XVIII recto and XLIV verso in this sketchbook (see Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987-53-52a, 1987-53-73b). Although slight, this sketch is interesting as a revelation of the way Cézanne proceeded, beginning with the head and working down; two other copies after the Hercules (Chappuis, Adrien. The Drawings of Paul Cézanne. 2 vols. Greenwich, Conn., 1973, nos. 1002, 1005) are likewise of the head alone. Theodore Reff, from Paul Cézanne: Two Sketchbooks (1989), p. 186.