Study for Cezanne's 'Card Players' rediscovered

Updated 1458 GMT (2258 HKT) March 30, 2012
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A study for Paul Cezanne's master work "The Card Players," missing for decades, has been rediscovered among the paintings of a Texas art collector, and will be sold at auction later this year. Eichenwald Collection/Christie's
French painter Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) created his master work, "Card Players," a five painting series, between 1890 and 1896. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The finished paintings are now star attractions in some of the world's most famous museums -- they were the subject of an exhibition at London's Courtauld Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2011. AFP/Getty Images