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 Hayon, Leon-Albert (French, 1840-1885) , Young Woman at her Window

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Title Young Woman at her Window
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Hayon, Leon-Albert (French, 1840-1885)
Date 1874 (dated)
Signed yes

This small oil was exhibited at the Salon in 1874, the year of the first Impressionist exhibition. Hayon painted portraits and scenes of everyday life in Paris and in the countryside. One of his Salon paintings was subtitled 'fantaisie japonaise' - Hayon evidently sharing the Impressionists' taste for the art of Japan.

Something of that taste can be seen here both in the simplicity of the composition and in his use of black. In its wonderful harmonies of white, grey and black this small oil is reminiscent of some works by Manet. Where it differs dramatically from Manet is in the anecdotal element - has she just come in, or is she waiting to go out?

Current Accession Number 3534
Inscription front ll 'L. Hayon. / -1874-'
Subject figure; portrait; interior
Measurements 54.3 x 27.0 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by the Trustees of the Hemilton Bequest 1994.
Principal Exhibitions Salon, Paris, 1874
Notes Inscribed in ink on underside of top stretcher: '3534'. Stencilled on stretcher: 'LV76'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton



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