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The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

(French, 1868–1940)
Sheet: 32.5 x 25 cm (12 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Roger-Marx 13
Location: not on view


In this lithograph of his sister, Marie, at work, Vuillard contrasts the various textures of the textiles. Light seems to dissolve the gauzy curtains and Marie’s ruffled bodice, while the bolts of fabric to her right are solid and flattened.
  • Catalogue of an exhibition of the art of lithography: commemorating the sesquicentennial of its invention, 1798-1948. [Cleveland]: The Cleveland Museum of Art, November 11, 1948-January 2, 1949. Published as: La Couturière. Mentioned: p. 69
    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. 47; Reproduced: P. 66, no. 9
  • 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).
  • {{cite web|title=The Dressmaker|url=false|author=Edouard Vuillard|year=1895|access-date=24 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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