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London, JPL Fine Arts. E Vuillard: Drawings, Watercolours and Pastels, March - May, 1980, no. 5 (ill.)
New Brunswick, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. The Circle of Toulouse-Lautrec: An Exhibition of the Work of the Artist and of His Close Associates, November 1985 - February 1986, p. 179, no. 172, ill., p.180, fig. 208 (titled Portrait of Felix Fénéon)
Washington D.C, National Gallery of Art, and New York, National Academy Museum, Artists and the Avant-Garde Theater in Paris, 1887-1900; The Martin and Liane W. Atlas Collection, June 1998 - 1999, p. 86-87, no. 35 (ill. p. 88, detail ill. p. 84).
Antoine Salomon, Guy Gogeval, and Mathias Chivot. Vuillard, the Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels. 1st ed. New York: Rizzoli International through St. Martin's Press, 2003, vol. I, p. 175, no. III-20.
Estate of the artist
J.P.L. Fine Arts, London
Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by Martin and Liane W. Atlas, June 1980.
In the course of his long career, Édouard Vuillard produced hundreds of paintings depicting life in Paris through impressions of people in landscapes or interiors. He considered French society the primary subject in his works, rather than the individuals, and famously said: “I don’t do portraits. I paint people in their surroundings.” Vuillard, who was involved in experimental theater, was well known for producing large-scale works and murals. Some of his most famous works were made early in his career during his involvement with Les Nabis (named after the Hebrew and Arabic term for “prophets”), an avant-garde group deeply influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin. His peers in the group included Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis. Vuillard’s own style was distinctive for its use of simplified forms, planes of color, and decorative or ornamental elements.
French, 1868-1940, Cuiseaux, France, based in Paris, France