Edouard Vuillard ( 1868 - 1940 )

Le Déjeuner au Château des Clayes, c.1935-38

Le Déjeuner au Château des Clayes, c.1935-38

pastel on paper
13 ¼ x 18 ¼ in. (33.7 x 46.5 cm.)
stamped EV lower right

Charles-Auguste Girard, Paris;
Fernand Herbin, Paris;
Private collection, Paris;
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11 April 1989, lot 21;
Christie’s, London, 27 June 1989, lot 136;
JPL Fine Arts, London;
Private Collection, Switzerland;
Neffe-Degandt Gallery, London;
acquired from the above in 2004, thence by descent.

A. Salomon and G. Cogeval, Vuillard, The Inexhaustible Glance, critical catalogue of paintings and pastels. Paris, 2003, vol. III, p. 1564 and 1699, no. XII-214 (illustrated, p. 1564)

This pastel represents Madame Hessel, the wife of Vuillard’s dealer, with her daughter, aged six at the time.

Edouard Vuillard