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Madame Vuillard Lighting A 'Mirus' Stove

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Édouard Vuillard

French, 1868 - 1940

Madame Vuillard lighting a 'Mirus' Stove, 1924

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Oil on paper mounted on canvas

Dimensions: 25 × 29 1/4 in. (63.5 × 74.3 cm)
Framed: 34 3/4 × 39 1/8 in. (88.3 × 99.4 cm)

Gift of The Whiting Foundation through Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Johnson, 1971.12

French Post-Impressionist Édouard Vuillard had a multifaceted career, though he is most recognized for his compositions devoted to intimate domestic interiors and his association with a group of Post-Impressionists called Les Nabis (young artists committed to creating work of a symbolic and spiritual nature). His works often depicts the familiar – illustrating his family and friends in their immediate surroundings – yet they also exude an aura of mystery. For example, Woman Lighting a Stove in a Studio depicts Vuillard’s mother, a dressmaker. He lived with her until her death in 1928 at the age of ninety, describing her as his artistic muse.

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