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Est: £3,000,000 GBP - £5,000,000 GBPSold:
Sotheby'sFebruary 08, 2012London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


1868 - 1940
stamped E Vuillard (lower right)
oil on canvas
47.5 by 57.5cm.
18 3/4 by 22 5/8 in.
Painted in 1890.

Artist or Maker


Bern, Kunsthalle, Edouard Vuillard, Alexander Müllegg, 1946, no. 19 (titled La couture)
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Vuillard (1868-1940), 1946, no. 36, illustrated in the catalogue (titled La couture)
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Pierre Bonnard & Edouard Vuillard, 1948, no. 63 (as dating from 1892)
London, Wildenstein & Co., Edouard Vuillard, 1948, no. 11 (as dating from 1892)
Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Vuillard, 1948, no. 16
Basel, Kunsthalle, Edouard Vuillard, Charles Hug, 1949, no. 16 (as dating from circa 1898)
Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Toulouse Lautrec, ses amis et ses maîtres, 1951, no. 337
Bern, Kunsthalle, Die Maler der Revue Blanche, Toulouse Lautrec und die Nabis, 1951, no. 164
Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art & New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Edouard Vuillard, 1954, illustrated in the catalogue, (as dating from 1891)
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Baltimore, Museum of Art, Art Nouveau, Art and Design at the Turn of the Century, 1960-61, no. 299 (as dating from 1891)
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Vuillard, 1964, no. 4, illustrated in the catalogue (as dating from 1891)
New York, Christie's, Van Gogh, Gauguin and their Circle, 1968, no. 31, illustrated in the catalogue
Lausanne, Fondation de L'Hermitage, De Cézanne à Picasso dans la collections Romandes, 1985, no. 39, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts; Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection & New York, The Brooklyn Museum, The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard, 1989-90, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (as dating from 1891)
Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Barcelona, Fundacion Caja de Pensiones & Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Vuillard, 1990-91, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Washington, National Gallery of Art; Montreal, Musée des beaux-arts; Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais & London, Royal Academy of Arts, Edouard Vuillard, 2004, no. 12, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
London, The National Gallery (on loan 2007-2008)


Denys Sutton, 'Edouard Vuillard, 1868-1940', in Maanblad voor Beeldende Kunsten, vol. 24, October 1948, illustrated p. 47
André Chastel, 'Vuillard', in Art News Annual, vol. 23, 1954, illustrated in colour p. 39
Melvin Waldfogel, 'Bonnard and Vuillard as Lithographers', in Minneapolis Institute of Arts Bulletin, vol. 52, September 1963, illustrated fig. 8
Stuart Preston, Edouard Vuillard, New York, 1971, illustrated fig. 21
Belinda Thomson, Vuillard, Oxford, 1988, illustrated in colour pl. 17 (titled Sewing)
Michel Makarius, Vuillard, Paris, 1989, illustrated in colour p. 64 (as dating from 1891)
Claire Frèches-Thory & Antoine Terrasse, Les Nabis, Paris, 1990, illustrated p. 75 (as dating from 1892)
Un hommage à Edouard Vuillard (exhibition catalogue), Maison Lapillonne, Cuiseaux, 1990, illustrated p. 18
Vuillard (exhibtion catalogue), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons, 1990, illustrated in colour p. 168
Antoine Terrasse, Pont-Aven. L'Ecole buissonnière, Paris, 1992, illustrated in colour p. 107 (as dating from 1892)
Caroline Boyle-Turner, Les Nabis, Lausanne, 1993, illustrated in colour pp. 38-39
Guy Cogeval, Vuillard. Le temps détourné, Paris, 1993, illustrated in colour p. 57
Arthur Ellridge, Gauguin et les Nabis, Paris, 1993, illustrated in colour p. 100
Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, Vuillard: The inexhaustible Glance, Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels, Paris, 2003, vol. I, no. II-104, illustrated in colour p. 131


Wildenstein & Co., New York
J. Roussel, Paris (acquired by 1951)
Mr & Mrs Ira Haupt, New York (acquired by 1954)
Doris Warner Vidor, New York (acquired by 1964)
Richard L. Feigen Gallery, New York (acquired by 1983)
Private Collection (acquired from the above. Sold: Christie's, London, 4th February 2009, lot 9)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Auction Details

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

February 08, 2012, 12:00 PM GMT

34-35 New Bond Street, London, LDN, W1A 2AA, UK