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Édouard Vuillard

Madame Arthur Fontaine en noir devant la fenêtre

Édouard Vuillard

Édouard Vuillard

Madame Arthur Fontaine en noir devant la fenêtre

Madame Arthur Fontaine en noir devant la fenêtre

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Édouard Vuillard

1868 - 1940

Madame Arthur Fontaine en noir devant la fenêtre


signed E. Vuillard (lower left)

oil on board laid down on cradled panel

45.1 by 37.7cm., 17¾ by 14⅞in.

Painted circa 1904.

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Arthur Fontaine, Paris
Marie Desjardins, Paris (formerly Mme. Arthur Fontaine; acquired from the above by 1934 and until at least 1937)
Philippe Fontaine, Paris (by descent from the above)
Wildenstein Galleries, New York (acquired from the above in 1960)
Mr & Mrs Robert S. Benjamin, New York (acquired from the above in 1960 and until at least 1964)
Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London
Acquired from the above in 1991
Art News 61, no. 3, May 1962, illustrated p. 38
Antoine Salomon & Guy Cogeval, Vuillard: The Inexhaustible Glance, Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels, Milan, 2003, vol. II, no. VII-308, illustrated in colour p. 691

Paris, Galerie Beaux-Arts, Les Étapes de l'art contemporain II. Gauguin, ses amis. L'École de Pont-Aven et l'académie Julian, 1934, no. 160 (titled Portrait en noir devant une fenêtre and catalogued as oil on panel)
Paris, Palais du Louvre, Le Décor de la vie de 1900 à 1925, 1937, no. 186 (titled La robe noire (Mme Desjardins) and as dating from circa 1900)
Paris, Petit Palais, Les maîtres de l'art indépendant, 1895-1937, 1937, room 15, no. 3 (titled Salon de l'avenue de Villars and as dating from 1902)
Paris, Galerie Louis Carré, Vuillard, 1868-1940, 1942, no. 25 (titled L'Intérieur au palmier and as dating from 1901)
Waltham, Massachusetts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University & New York, Wildenstein Galleries, Modern French Painting, 1962, no. 70 (titled Portrait of Mme Arthur Fontaine, as dating from circa 1902 and catalogued as oil on panel)
New York, Wildenstein Galleries, Vuillard, 1964, no. 31, illustrated in the catalogue (titled Portrait of Madame Arthur Fontaine, as dating from circa 1902 and catalogued as oil on panel)