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Suzanne Desprès, ca. 1908

Oil on paperboard
22 1/2 × 18 1/4 in
57.2 × 46.4 cm
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Jill Newhouse Gallery
New York
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Suzanne Desprès (1875-1951) was a highly acclaimed actress of both the stage and screen. Desprès …

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Suzanne Desprès (1875-1951) was a highly acclaimed actress of both the stage and screen. Desprès married the actor, producer, and owner of Thêatre L’Oeuvre, Lugné-Poe in 1898. Lugné-Poe was instrumental to the success of the Nabis artists, hiring them to paint backdrops and design program covers for his theater …

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Édouard Vuillard
French, 1868–1940
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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.

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About the work
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Jill Newhouse Gallery
New York
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Suzanne Desprès (1875-1951) was a highly acclaimed actress of both the stage and screen. Desprès …

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Suzanne Desprès (1875-1951) was a highly acclaimed actress of both the stage and screen. Desprès married the actor, producer, and owner of Thêatre L’Oeuvre, Lugné-Poe in 1898. Lugné-Poe was instrumental to the success of the Nabis artists, hiring them to paint backdrops and design program covers for his theater …

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Medium
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Signature
Stamped lower right
Édouard Vuillard
French, 1868–1940
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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.

Suzanne Desprès, ca. 1908

Oil on paperboard
22 1/2 × 18 1/4 in
57.2 × 46.4 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
New York
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