Edouard Vuillard
The Laden Table c.1908

Artwork details

Edouard Vuillard 1868–1940
The Laden Table
La Table encombrée
Date c.1908
Medium Pastel on paper on board
Dimensions Support: 470 x 546 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Montague Shearman through the Contemporary Art Society 1940
Not on display

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This painting shows the drawing-room of the Paris house where Vuillard lived with his mother. The artist's niece stands at the table doing her lessons. Her brother is at the window, looking out. The silhouette of the artist's mother can be seen on the right, and Vuillard himself appears in the portrait on the wall. Although he frequently used friends or family as models, Vuillard said,;I don't make portraits. I paint people in their homes.

September 2004

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