Henri de Toulouse-LautrecEmile Bernard 1885

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Artist
Title
Emile Bernard
Date 1885
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 540 x 445 mm frame: 787 x 691 x 69 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Arthur Jeffress 1961
Reference
T00465

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This is a portrait of the painter Emile Bernard. At the time it was done Bernard was still only a teenager, and was a student with Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh at the Atelier Cormon in Paris. Like Gauguin, another of his friends, Bernard went on to develop a radical style of painting in his Breton scenes, for which he is now best known. Bernard later recalled that it took Toulouse-Lautrec thirty-three sittings to complete this picture, ten of which were devoted to working on the background.

September 2004

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