Our Souls, in Languorous Gestures

Love

Our Souls, in Languorous Gestures

1898, published 1899

Maurice Denis

(French, 1870-1943)

printer

Auguste Clot

(French, 1858-1936)

publisher

Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1867-1939)

Color lithograph

Image: 28.3 x 40.1 cm (11 1/8 x 15 13/16 in.); Sheet: 40.5 x 53.4 cm (15 15/16 x 21 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1998.39

Catalogue raisonné: Cailler 116

Edition: 100

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Description

Women in domestic interiors and protected gardens provided the subject matter for Denis’s portfolio of 12 color lithographs entitled Love. The feminine associations with the interior illustrated in Our Souls, in Slight Gestures are underscored by the ruffled lampshade, roses, and arabesques on the piano shawl. Throughout the 19th century, women played music, with few exceptions, at home. Within these confines, their accomplishments were relegated to that of the amateur, performing for friends but not for money or public acclaim.

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

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