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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION

Edouard Vuillard
MISIA AU PIANO DANS LE GRENIER À VALVINS
Estimate
60,00080,000
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152

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION

Edouard Vuillard
MISIA AU PIANO DANS LE GRENIER À VALVINS
Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist and Modern Art

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Paris

Edouard Vuillard
1868 - 1940
MISIA AU PIANO DANS LE GRENIER À VALVINS
stamped E. Vuillard (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on cardboard
16,1 x 11,9 cm; 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Executed in 1896.
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Provenance

Alfred Vallotton, Paris
E. J. Van Wisselingh, Amsterdam (circa 1971)
S. Simkin, Winnipeg
Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris (circa 1985)
Galerie Berès, Paris (1987)
Galerie Bellier, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997-98

Exhibited

Amsterdam, Van Wisselingh, Maîtres français du 19ème et du 20ème siècle, 1971, no. 39
Paris, Galerie Huguette Berès, Au temps des Nabis, 1990, no. 112
Paris, Galerie Bellier & New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940), 2002-03, no. 13, illustrated p. 51 (incorrectly described as oil on cardboard)
Paris, Musée d'Orsay,  Mallarmé 1842-1898, 1999, no. 285

Literature

Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, Le Regard innombrable, Catalogue critique des peintures et pastels, Paris, 2003, vol. I, no. VI-15, illustrated p. 468

Catalogue Note

A wonderful intimist composition by the great nabi master, Vuillard chose here to depict Misia, the wife of his friend Thadée Natanson, a muse and patron for whom he devoted boundless admiration, and who became one of his close confidants over the years. A regular attendee at gatherings at the Natanson residence at 9 Rue Saint Florentin in Paris, Vuillard followed them to their country house La Grangette in Valvins, southeast of Paris, close to the one rented by Stéphane Mallarmé, whose garden he painted that same year (Musée d’Orsay, Paris). This charming composition incorporates all of the pictorial vocabulary that is so specific to the nabi style.

Impressionist and Modern Art

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Paris