Nov 15, 2007

On the Pont de l'Europe

Landscapes and Interiors

On the Pont de l'Europe

1899

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Edouard Vuillard

(French, 1868-1940)

printer

Auguste Clot

(French, 1858-1936)

publisher

Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1867-1939)

Color lithograph

Sheet: 33.4 x 49.5 cm (13 1/8 x 19 1/2 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1951.65.10

Catalogue raisonné: Roger-Marx 40

State: II/II

Location

On view at:

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Oct 23, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022

Description

The Pont de l’Europe, a massive iron bridge built between 1865 and 1869, provided easy access to the expanded Gare Saint-Lazare railway station. Vuillard depicts this quintessential symbol of Parisian modernity with a decorative design of crisscrossing railings. The pattern is reminiscent of the wallpaper and textiles in the artist’s paintings of interiors throughout the 1890s, such as those on view in the first two galleries of this exhibition. In his own witty and highly personal manner, Vuillard domesticized one of the capital’s most important landmarks and technologically modern feats.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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