Edouard Vuillard (1868 - 1940)
A1190; oil on canvas; 20 x 45 cm
Prov: Sam Salz; Mrs Hugh Neame
Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Mrs Eve Tooth and allocated to the Ashmolean Museum, 1994; WA1994.3
Vuillard painted many scenes of domestic life which feature his relatives and friends in an intimate setting. This represents his mother, a seamstress, who was a frequent model. The matt colour and flat patterned manner are characteristic of his work in the 1890s.
Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.