Description & Technical information

Jos Hessel, a rich merchant has protected Vuillard and supported his work since 1902. He was married to Lucy Hessel. She became the painter's muse, his favourite model and then his mistress for 38 years. Vuillard painted her more than a hundred times.

Date:  circa 1911
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Glue-bound distemper on paper mounted on canvas

Stamp lower right : E. Vuillard

Dimensions: 63 x 50 cm (24³/₄ x 19⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Artist's studio.
Marlborough Gallery, London, 1954, n°70.
O'Hana Gallery, London, 1957.
Estorick, London.
Sam Spiegel, New York.
Simé and Jean Jansem Collection.

Literature: Marlborough Gallery, London, Roussel, Bonnard, Vuillard, Exhibition Catalogue, 1954, illustrated under the n°70, p.30.
Antoine Salomon, Guy Cogeval, Vuillard : Catalogue Critique des Peintures et Pastels, Tome II, Skira / Wildenstein Institute Editions, Paris, 2003, illustrated under the n°IX-184, p.1127.

Exhibitions: Édouard Vuillard,Marlborough Gallery, London, 1954, n°70.
Édouard Vuillard, O'Hana Gallery, Londres, 1957, n°53.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints