Description & Technical information

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

Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Pastel on faded pinkish paper
Signature: Signed E Vuillard at the lower left.

Dimensions: 27.6 x 24.9 cm (10⁷/₈ x 9³/₄ inches)
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).

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints