Feb 20, 2019

In Front of the Mirror (recto); Reclining Male Nude (verso)

In Front of the Mirror (recto); Reclining Male Nude (verso)

c. 1891–92 (recto); c. 1887–89 (verso)

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Edouard Vuillard

(French, 1868–1940)

Pastel and charcoal on beige paper

Sheet: 34.8 x 27.2 cm (13 11/16 x 10 11/16 in.)

Weight: 1

Bequest of William Kelly Simpson 2018.77


Did you know?

Vuillard created this portrait of his sister Marie while she was living at home and working with their mother at her corset- and dressmaking business.


During the early 1890s, Édouard Vuillard repeatedly represented his mother and older sister, Marie, in domestic settings. This drawing relates to a pastel and painting, all of which show Marie standing before a mirror, raising her arms as if to adjust her hairstyle. A charcoal study of a nude male appears on the verso, suggesting that the artist may have reused the sheet.

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DR - French
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