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Painting Title Head of a Woman
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Carrière, Eugène (French painter and lithographer, 1849-1906)
Date Earliest about 1890
Date Latest about 1900
Signed yes
Description This is a head and shoulders portrait of a young woman painted in greys and browns by Eugène Anatole Carrière, a French Symbolist artist. His paintings are best known for their brown monochrome palette and soft forms, characteristic of his work from about 1890. He was a close friend of the sculptor Rodin and his work influenced the young Picasso. Carrière was also one of the leaders in the secessionist movement. From about 1890 he used a very characteristic and individual grey, misty colour scheme with contrasts of light and shadow; YORAG : 957 fits this 1890s style.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 957
Inscription front ll 'Eugène Carrière'
Subject portrait (woman)
Measurements 45.8 x 38.1 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London 1960.
Provenance Louis Le Sidaner; Dr. Charpentier sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris 30 March 1954, lot 83.
Publications PREVIEW. City of York Art Gallery Quarterly, 50, April 1960, vol. XIII, p. 476; York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, pp. 12-13; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 255.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka
 

 

 

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