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Interior with a Screen
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Interior with a Screen


Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

Oil on paper, laid down on cardboard and panel

Width: 23.8 cm ( panel ); Height: 35.8 cm ( panel ); Depth: 6.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 46.3 cm ( frame ); Width: 34.7 cm ( frame );

Signed, bottom right & recto, E. Vuillard

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; bequest; 1948

About this work
Painted on paper, this work shows the interior of Vuillard's studio in Paris. A model, who has perhaps just finished posing, reaches across a sofa for her clothes. Her body is set off against a screen, painted in bold simple blocks of colour. Sun pours through the large studio window on the right, falling across the model's right arm and left thigh. The abbreviated treatment of the nude undermines the voyeuristic qualities which were traditionally part of such informal studio subject matter. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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