Property from a Private Dutch Collection
1861 - 1944
oil on paper laid down on canvas
30 by 39.2cm., 11¾ by 15⅜in.
Framed: 48.3 by 57.5cm., 19 by 22⅝in.
Painted in 1891.
Painted on paper, laid down on canvas. UV light inspection reveals an uneven varnish through which the UV cannot fully penetrate, however there does appear to be an area of retouching to the upper left corner. There are several repaired tears to the sheet, most prominently to the lower right corner. There are some scattered creases in places and some light surface scratches, which probably occurred as part of the artist's working process. This work is in overall good condition.
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Paris, Galerie Berès, Au temps des Nabis, 1990, no. 65, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Jeune femme lisant and with incorrect medium)
Laren, The Netherlands, Museum Singer Laren, Impressionism and Beyond. A Wonderful Journey, 2018, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Femme cousant, with incorrect medium and as dating from circa 1893)