This shows a view of L'Etang-la-Ville, about eighteen miles west of Paris. In all probability the view is from the balcony of the painter K-X Roussel's villa with the shadow of the house in the foreground. Roussel married Vuillard's sister and settled in L'Etang-la-Ville the year before this was painted. Vuillard also painted two further oils from the same spot, depicting slightly different details of the landscape in front of the house.
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