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Edouard Vuillard
LE PÈRE DE KER-XAVIER ROUSSEL
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65,00085,000
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133
Edouard Vuillard
LE PÈRE DE KER-XAVIER ROUSSEL
Estimate
65,00085,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Edouard Vuillard
1868 - 1940
LE PÈRE DE KER-XAVIER ROUSSEL
stamped E Vuillard (lower left)
oil on canvas
37.3 by 27.2 cm., 14 1/2 by 10 3/4 in.
Painted circa 1890.
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Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Georges Maratier, Paris
Georges Renand, Paris (acquired by 1945)
Sale: Drouot-Montaigne, Paris, 4th December 1998, lot 22
Galerie Bellier, Paris
Acquired from the above circa 1999-2001

Exhibited

Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, 1949-1950, no. 263

Literature

Jacques Salomon 'Propos sur l'amitié de K.-X. Roussel et Edouard Vuillard' in Edouard Vuillard, K.-X. Roussel (exhibition catalogue), Haus der Kunst, Munich & Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1968
Stuart Preston, Edouard Vuillard, New York, 1987
Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, Vuillard, Catalogue critique des peintures et pastels, Skira et Wildenstein Institute, Paris, 2003, vol. I, no. II-20, illustrated in colour p. 86

Catalogue Note

In 1884, after his father’s death, Vuillard was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Lycée Condorcet, where he met Ker-Xavier Roussel. The two would eventually co-found Les Nabis, the brotherhood of artists who through Paul Gauguin’s influence would create emotionally and spiritually charged works of art. Roussel and Vuillard formed a lifelong friendship, further solidified by Roussel’s marriage to Marie Vuillard, the artist’s sister. The present work depicts Ker-Xavier Roussel’s father, Xavier Roussel, a physician.

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