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Portrait of Madame Jules Ricard, née Augustine Bulteau

c. 1893
(Belgian, 1858–1921)
Sheet: 40.5 x 32.4 cm (15 15/16 x 12 3/4 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Delevoy 237
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Although Fernand Khnopff was best known for depicting femmes fatales—threatening or dangerous women—this drawing offers a personalized and intimate depiction of its sitter, Augustine Bulteau. A prolific novelist and writer, Bulteau hosted a regular salon for artists such as Manet and Toulouse-Lautrec. She appears dressed conservatively but fashionably, holding her place in a book as if interrupted while reading.
Portrait of Madame Jules Ricard, née Augustine Bulteau

Portrait of Madame Jules Ricard, née Augustine Bulteau

c. 1893

Fernand Khnopff

(Belgian, 1858–1921)
France, 19th century

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