Intérieur aux tentures roses I-III - The Rose Interiors
Colour lithographsc.1898-9each approx. 340x275mm [sheets approx. 395x310mm]
Reference: Roger-Marx 36 state iv/iv, 37 state ii/ii, 38 state ii/ii; Johnson 155.5-7
From the series, Paysages et Intérieurs, a suite of twelve colour lithographs published by Vollard in 1899 in an edition of 100. Each printed on chine volant. Superb impressions in faultless condition with remarkably fresh colours. Extremely rare thus, significantly more so as a uniform group.
Provenance: From the archive of the printer, Auguste Clot and by descent.
Vuillard lived his whole life in Paris, sharing an apartment with his mother for sixty years until she died in 1928. Many of his works focus on family life. The striking feature of his lithographs, especially the interior scenes, is that they possess a sometimes disquieting emotional tension. Vuillard believed that the careful arrangement of shapes and colours would promote an emotional response. There is an effect that results from a certain arrangement of colours, of lights, of shadows, he wrote in his journal, it is this that one calls the music of painting.
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