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.) 
 

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Antoine Salomon has suggested that this drawing may be a portrait of the wife of the playwright Léopold Marchand.

 

Provenance:
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.
 

Literature:
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).
 

Edouard VUILLARD

A Woman Wearing a Beret

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