The Cook

Landscapes and Interiors

The Cook


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Edouard Vuillard

(French, 1868-1940)


Auguste Clot

(French, 1858-1936)


Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1867-1939)

Color lithograph

Sheet: 40.7 x 30 cm (16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1951.65.12

Catalogue raisonné: Roger-Marx 42

State: II/II



In 1899, Vuillard produced a portfolio of color lithographs, Landscapes and Interiors, of which The Cook is an example. Vuillard, like Cassatt and their contemporaries, was also influenced by the flat, colorful patterns found in Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Here, the figure of the cook is one element in the composition's decorative pattern: the shape of her head is repeated in the pots on the stove, and her blue patterned blouse is echoed in the blue and white tiles by the sink.

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PR - Lithograph
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