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Sheet: 34.8 x 27.2 cm (13 11/16 x 10 11/16 in.)
Bequest of William Kelly Simpson 2018.77.b
Vuillard probably created this drawing while he was a student at Paris's Académie Julian, where he met the other artists who would become the Nabis.
During the early 1890s, Édouard Vuillard repeatedly represented his mother and older sister, Marie, in domestic settings. This drawing relates to a pastel and painting, all of which show Marie standing before a mirror, raising her arms as if to adjust her hairstyle. A charcoal study of a nude male appears on the verso, suggesting that the artist may have reused the sheet.
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