- Paul Cézanne, 1839-1906, French
Signature / Inscription / Marks
In the upper center of the frame, in light writing can be seen "B X 1 [?)] [illegible] 1 3"[?].At the upper right on brown paper or tape, "I P" [?] and other letters or numbers are written upside down in graphite. At lower left, there are possibly the remains of a label and some white and dark varnish or glue.In the lower left corner, there are the highly yellowed remains of a label with a curved, double blue line border, ripped off.To the right of this there are more label remains. On the stretcher, in the upper left corner is written in red ink the accession number "43.255."Below that there is written "8" in red and to the right of that "23."Moving towards the center, also in red, is written "113/4/59/[horizontal underline] /703/4."To the right in upside down graphite, "DR #3" is written and encircled.At upper center, possibly in black chalk, "360 [; or 1] 44"[?] is written.In the upper right corner, "1977.779" is written in graphite.At center right there is rubbed off chalk.At lower center, written in hot pink chalk, "B [could be an 8] - 9" is written.On the horizontal brace, at left, there are substantial abrasions in the wood. To the right of this scratching is written the accession number "43.255" and then in blue and underlined twice, "11291." At the center of the horizontal brace, there is a blue "PH" and below it an illegible number that appears to have been three numerals encircled, possibly "484"[?].Beneath this number are the faint remains of a brown circular stamp, possibly with an "N." At right there are four numbers in a rectangular box that appear to be an upside down "1461" [?].At the top of thevertical brace, there appears incised, "No [o underlined] 7 [?]" all of which is underlined.Beneath this writing there is a brown circular stamp with writing along the border at top and bottom and in the center; at top, there are two illegible letters followed by "...UANE"[?]; there are two lines of writing in the center, the second line of which has an "...RIS"; at bottom, along the border, is printed "...ENTRALE". In the center of the vertical brace, "4475" is written vertically.On the canvas in the upper right quadrant, there is a brownish circular stamp: "...OUANE / [illegible] / PARIS /CENTRALE."At the center left of the canvas, obscured by the horizontal brace, there is an oval stamp with three lines of text, the center line of which says "CHAB [or R?]..."
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