Paul Cézanne - Achille Emperaire 1867

The lion and the basin at Jas-de-Bouffan 1866 Uncle Dominique as-a lawyer 1866 View of Bonnieres 1866 Achille Emperaire 1867 Amour in plaster 1867 Bather with arms spread 1867 Bend in the river 1867
Achille Emperaire 1867

Achille Emperaire 1867
200x120cm oil/canvas
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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From Musee d'Orsay, Paris:
Born in Aix, like Cézanne who was his elder by ten years, Achille Emperaire was also an artist. The two men met in Charles Suisse's studio in Paris in the early 1860s and were close friends for at least a decade.
Cézanne often spoke fondly of the companion of his youth saying: "He's a very talented boy and nothing in the art of the Venetians has been lost on him. I have often seen him do as well!" Unfortunately, out of money and luck, Achille Emperaire failed to establish a reputation and all that survives of him are a small number of rather spirited works.