Edouard Vuillard
Girl in an Interior c.1910

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Edouard Vuillard 1868–1940
Girl in an Interior
Jeune femme dans un intérieur
Date c.1910
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 725 x 645 x 5 mm
frame: 870 x 790 x 45 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1929
Not on display

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Vuillard was associated with a group of young artists known as the Nabis, whose anti-naturalist, decorative style was influenced by Gauguin. He frequently used friends as models, but he was not a portraitist in a traditional sense. ‘I don’t make portraits’, he once said, ‘I paint people in their homes’. He obsessively studied the everyday objects and furnishings of middle class interiors, and represented his models as they might be seen by a friend or member of their family. The model here is Mme Alfred Savoir, known as Miche, an acquaintance of Vuillard’s friend and dealer, Jos Hessel.

December 2011

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