May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013

At the Café

At the Café

c. 1897–99

Edouard Vuillard

(French, 1868-1940)

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


Did you know?

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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