Lot 103
  • 103

Édouard Vuillard

150,000 - 250,000 USD
689,000 USD
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  • Edouard Vuillard
  • Le Banc rose
  • Stamped with the signature E Vuillard (lower right)
  • Oil on board


The artist’s studio
Salomon Collection, France
Wildenstein & Co., New York (acquired circa 1949)
Acquired from the above in 1954


Paris, Galerie Parvillée, L’École de Pont Aven et les Nabis, 1888-1908, 1943, no. 72
Basel, Kunsthalle, Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Charles Hug, 1949, no. 30 (titled Le Parc)
Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art & New York, Museum of Modern Art, Édouard Vuillard, 1954, illustrated in the catalogue


André Chastel, Vuillard, 1868-1940, Paris, 1946, illustrated p. 9
Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, Vuillard, The Inexhaustible Glance, Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels, vol. I, Paris, 2003, no. II-44, illustrated p. 100

Catalogue Note

“This is the perfect example of a sketch executed with virtuoso far presto. A few well chosen brush strokes are all that is needed to set the scene for this pocket-size Public Gardens. The figures stand out against a yellow background, and the trunks are like pillars supporting a ceiling of trees. Certain Macchiaioli, the Florentine equivalents of the Impressionists, and Giovanni Fattori in particular, had already noted fugitive impressions of this kind on small wooden panels some thirty years earlier” (Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, op. cit., p. 100).