7 November 2002
Property from the Estate of Madame Jacques Laroche
Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
Portrait de Jacques Laroche enfant
signed 'E Vuillard' (lower left)
pastel on paper laid down on board
16¾ x 14 5/8 in. (42.5 x 37.4 cm.)
Drawn in 1917
Henry-Jean Laroche, Pont-l'Evèque (commissioned from the artist, 1917).
Jacques Laroche, Paris (by descent from the above).
Mme Jacques Laroche, Paris.
By descent from the above to the present owners.
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The artist's diary, listed under no. 138.
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