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Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MUNICH COLLECTION
Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

Nature morte au vase de fleurs

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Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
Nature morte au vase de fleurs
stamped with the initials 'E.V.' (Lugt 909c; lower right)
pastel on paper
12 ¾ x 9 ¾ in. (32.3 x 24.8 cm.)
Executed circa 1930-1932
Provenance
Galerie Raphaël Gérard, Paris.
Dr Karl Grandauer, Munich, by whom acquired from the above circa 1930s.
Eva Rederer, Munich, by descent from the above.
A gift from the above to the parents of the present owner circa 1990, and thence by descent.

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Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming supplement of the catalogue critique of paintings and drawings by Édouard Vuillard being prepared by the Archives Vuillard.
The present work depicts a room at the Château de Clayes, a manor house not far from Versailles. Les Clayes was owned by Joseph (Jos) Hessel and his wife Lucy, Vuillard’s lifelong supporters and friends. Jos and his brother Gaston were the owners of Bernheim-Jeune, one of the oldest and most prominent galleries in Paris, and played a key role in introducing Vuillard to avant-garde circles. Lucy Hessel would become Vuillard’s lover, confidante, muse and mentor, and indeed one of Vuillard’s most favoured subjects in his later career.

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