The Barnes Foundation in Philidelphia has found two sketches by French post-impressionist artist Paul Cezanne on the reverse of two works in their collection during a recent paper conservation treatment. The landscape drawings – one watercolour and one graphite – have not been seen since the early 20th century, possibly before the founder of the museum, Dr. Albert Barnes, purchased them in 1921.

“These sketches offer a window into Cezanne’s artistic process, which is truly invaluable,” said Barbara Buckley, Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings at the Barnes Foundation.

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