Jan 29, 2009

Eva Meurier in a Green Dress

Eva Meurier in a Green Dress

1891

Maurice Denis

(French, 1870-1943)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 72.7 x 56.5 x 6.4 cm (28 5/8 x 22 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.); Overall: 55 x 38 cm (21 5/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 2002.92

Location

On view at:

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

Did you know?

Maurice Denis painted this early in his career, when he was only 21.

Description

Denis echoed the pose of Marthe Meurier in The Minuet of Princess Maleine (on view nearby) for his portrait of her sister, Éva. Like Marthe, Éva was a talented pianist. Although she is not depicted with the instrument, her elegant hands may be a reference to her skill at the keyboard. Close observers will note that her portrait was painted over another composition, traces of which are visible around the edges of the canvas.

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