Edouard VUILLARD (Cuiseaux 1868 - La Baule 1940)
A Woman Wearing a Beret
Pastel on faded pinkish paper.
Signed E Vuillard at the lower left.
276 x 249 mm. (10 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.)
Antoine Salomon has suggested that this drawing may be a portrait of the wife of the playwright Léopold Marchand.
Etienne Bignou, Paris
Lester Avnet, New York
Gallery Gertrude Stein, New York
Purchased from them in 1974 by Alfred Courchod, Lausanne
His (anonymous) sale, London, Sotheby’s, 16 October 1991, lot 6
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Carl Spielvogel, New York.
Antoine Salomon and Guy Cogeval, Vuillard: The Inexhaustible Glance. Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels, Milan, 2003, Vol.III, p.1473, no.XII-43 (where dated c.1928).