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Sheet: 59 x 44.4 cm (23 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.)
Gift of the Hanna Fund 1951.65.1
Catalogue raisonné: Roger-Marx 31
As in Vuillard’s other work, family, friends, and homelife inspire his emotionally resonant prints. The artist weaves his figures into each setting, establishing an intimate relationship between sitters and locale while expressing a range of feelings, from calm to melancholy to nostalgia. Here, two women relax in a snug interior: one, dressed in white and accompanied by a small dog, reads a green-covered book at the left, while another (almost camouflaged in her surroundings) studies a fine print at the lower right. The barely distinguishable text across the surface of this lithograph reads Douze lithographies en couleurs // Edouard Vuillard // editíés par Vollard // 6 rue Lafitte (Twelve color lithographs // Edouard Vuillard // published by [Amboise] Vollard // 6 rue Lafitte).
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