10 May 2001
Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
Messieurs Laroche et Hessel jouant au vido au château des Clayes
stamped 'E Vuillard' (Lugt 2497a; lower left)
pastel and charcoal on brown paper laid down on paper
24¾ x 18¾ in. (62.8 x 47.7 cm.)
Drawn circa 1932-1933
Estate of the artist.
Anon. sale, Ader Picard & Tajan, Paris, 18 March 1986, lot 11.
Anon. sale, Etude Tajan, Paris, 16 December 1999, lot 14.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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To be included in the forthcoming Vuillard catalogue raisonné being prepared by Antoine Salomon and Guy Cogeval, under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
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