Feb 20, 2019

Devant le miroir (recto)

Devant le miroir (recto)

c. 1898

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Edouard Vuillard

(French, 1868–1940)

Pastel

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

Bequest of William Kelly Simpson 2018.77.a

Location

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
DR - French
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Medium: 
Pastel

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