Interior with Madame Hessel and her Dog

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This painting shows Lucie Hessel, wife of the art dealer Jos Hessel, who were close friends of the artist. Vuillard dined every evening at the couple's Paris apartment and often stayed in their country homes. He painted many portraits of Madame Hessel and in this work he shows her in a relaxed domestic setting. The large dog provides a compositional link between the expanse of floor and the sofa and, with its wagging tail, animates the scene. Vuillard's harmonious colour scheme was achieved by painting directly onto unprimed cardboard, its warm mid-tone often left untouched by any pigment. The surface of the cardboard is visible in all areas of the painting, particularly in the sofa and the floor. 
Oil on cardboard on panel, 1910.
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Size Guide :
  • Small: 30x40cm 
  • Medium: 45x60cm
  • Large: 60x80cm
  • Extra Large: 75x100cm
  • Small: 40cm
  • Medium: 60cm
  • Large: 80cm
  • Extra Large: 100cm

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