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Woman Sweeping at 346 rue Saint-Honoré

Woman Sweeping at 346 rue Saint-Honoré

(French, 1868–1940)
Unframed: 35.6 x 52.7 x 2.5 cm (14 x 20 3/4 x 1 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Vuillard was strongly influenced by Japanese prints shown at the Siegfried Bing's gallery in Paris.


Edward Vuillard’s Woman Sweeping at 346 Rue Saint-Honoré offers an intimate view of domestic life in a highly personal, modernist style. A leading member of the Nabis, Vuillard is perhaps best known for his depictions of interiors, including his home on the Rue Saint-Honoré, where he lived with his mother and sister, and closely observed their work as makers of dresses and corsets. This view of a woman sweeping combines radically simplified forms, flattened spaces, and rich patterns of decorative shapes and colors to evoke a mood or feeling of quiet contemplation and domesticity. Vuillard’s emphasis on decorative form and color greatly influenced Henri Matisse and the French Fauves.
  • by 1909
    Jos [1859-1942] et Lucy Hessel, Paris, France, acquired from the artist, before 1909
    Lucie Grandjean-Hessel [1914-2008] Paris, France, by descent
    by descent within the family
    (Christie's, Paris, France, March 27, 2018, lot 8A, sold to Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley)
    Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley, Cleveland, OH, promised gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Bonnard and Vuillard: Exhibition. London: Rosenberg & Helft, 1937. Mentioned: no. 17
    Exposition E. Vuillard: mai-juillet 1938. [Paris]: Musée des arts décoratifs, 1938. Mentioned: P. 4, no. 22
    Roger-Marx, Claude. Vuillard et son temps. Paris, France: Éditions arts et metiers graphiques, 1945. Mentioned: p. 51-52
    Roger-Marx, Claude. Vuillard. Paris: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1948. Reproduced: p. 37, cat. no. 17
    Roger-Marx, Claude. Vuillard, Interieurs. Lausanne, Switzerland: Éditions Libresol, 1968. Mentioned: P. 24, 26
    Salomon, Antoine, Guy Cogeval, and Mathias Chivot. Vuillard, the Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels. Milan, Italy: Skira, 2003. Mentioned and Reproduced: Vol. I, P. 331, no. IV-190
    Chapin, Mary Weaver. “Interior Dramas.’” In Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900. Mary Weaver Chapin and Heather Lemonedes Brown, 40-93. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2021. Mentioned: P. 48; Reproduced: P. 70, no. 15
  • Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (co-organizer) (July 1-September 19, 2021); Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (co-organizer) (October 23, 2021-January 23, 2022).
    Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 11, 2022-January 8, 2023).
    Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard. Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (1932).
    Bonnard and Vuillard. Rosenberg & Helft, London, United Kingdom (September-October, 1937).
    Édouard Vuillard. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France (May-July, 1938).
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