Oil on board, laid on cradled panel
Unframed: 28.8 x 27.5 cm (11 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.57
Vuillard once said, “I don’t do portraits. I paint people in their surroundings.”
This scene of two women in a Parisian café evokes Vuillard’s view of the apartments that he shared with his mother throughout the 1890s. The space is confined and densely patterned, and colors flicker like jewels under gaslight.
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