About This Artwork

Edouard Vuillard
French, 1868-1940

Child Playing: Annette Roussel in a Front of a Wooden Chair, c. 1900

Oil on cardboard
17 1/4 x 22 3/4 in. (43.8 x 57.8 cm)
Inscribed at upper right: E. Vuillard

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1180

© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Brussels, La Libre Esthetique, Huitième exposition de La Libre Esthétique, March 1-31, 1901, cat. 525.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, Twenty-Eighth International Exhibition of Painting, October–December 1929, cat. 144.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Living Artists, November 1931-March 1932, no cat.

Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1-November 1, 1933, cat. 718 (ill.).

Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1-November 1, 1934, cat. 288.

Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Prints by Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, December 15, 1938-January 15, 1939, cat. 36.

Washington D.C., Phillips Memorial Gallery, Paintings by Edouard Vuillard, January 22-February 22, 1939, cat. 8.

Boston, Institute of Modern Art, La Vie Française, October 6-November 11, 1944.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bonnard-Vuillard, January 26-March 14, 1954, p. 74 (ill); traveled to New York, The Museum of Modern Art, April 6-June 6, 1954.

Munich, Haus der Kunst, Edouard Vuillard-K. X. Roussel, March 15-May 12, 1968, cat. 57; traveled to Paris, France, Galeries du Jeu de Paume et de l’Orangerie, May 28-October 30, 1968, cat. 101.

Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Vuillard, September 10-October 24, 1971, no cat. no., pl. 10; traveled to California Palace of the Legion of Honor, November 18, 1971-January 2, 1972 and Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, January 29-March 13, 1972.

Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard, November 18- April 28, 1989, cat. 71 (ill.); traveled to Washington D.C., Phillips Memorial Gallery, February 17-April 29, 1990 and Brooklyn Museum of Art, May 18-July 30, 1990.

Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, Edouard Vuillard, January 19-April 20, 2003, cat. 159 (ill.); traveled to Montreal, Musée de Beaux-Arts de Montreal, May 15, 2003-August 24, 2003 and Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, September 23, 2003-January 4, 2004 and Lodnon, Royal Academy of Arts, January 31-April 18, 2004.

Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Snapshot! Painter/ Photogrophers from Bonnard to Vuillard, Ocober 14, 2011-January 15, 2012, cat. 208; travels to Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, Febuary 4-May 6, 2012, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, June 6- September 9, 2012.

Publication History

Colour 5, November 1916, p. 119.

Pennsylvania Museum of Art Bulletin 2, January 1932, p. 73.

“The Rearrangement of the Painting Galleries,” The Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 27, 7, December 1933, p. 117 (ill).

Andrew C. Ritchie, Edouard Vuillard, New York, MoMA, 1954, pp. 102, 74 (ill).

Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of Picture Collection, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1961, p. 478.

Jacques Salomon, Vuillard, Paris, Gallimard-NRF, 1968, p. 92 (ill).

John Russell, Vuillard, London, Thames and Hudson, 1971, pl. 10.

Art in America, September 1971, p. 103.

Anne Georges, Symbolisme et décor, Vuillard, 1888-1905, doctorate diss., Paris I, 1982, p. 152.

Patricia Ciaffa, The portraits of Édouard Vuillard, Ph.D.Diss., Ann-Arbor, Columbia University, 1985, p. 183, fig. 70.

Richard Brettell, Post-Impressionists, Chicago, the Art Institute of Art, 1987, pp. 86, 88 (ill.), 119.

Jeanine Warnod, Vuillard, Paris, Flammarion, 1988, pp. 37, 54-55.

Elizabeth Easton, The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard (Washington, 1989), p. 96, pl. 71.

Gloria Groom, “Landscape as Decoration: Edouard Vuillard’s Ile-de-France Paintings for Adam Natanson,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 16, 2, Chicago, 1990, pp. 147-165, 180-182.

Antoine Salomon and Guy Congeval, Edouard Vuillard: The Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue of Paintings and Pastels vol. 2, Milan, Skira, 2003, no. VII-123 (ill.).

Katia Poletti, “Vallotton and Photography Freeze Frame,” Snapshot: Painters and Photography 1888-1915, ed. Elizabeth W. Easton, Exh. cat. (Yale UP, 2012), cat. 208, p. 217, 228, 233.

Ownership History

Bought from the artist by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris for 500 francs on November 29, 1900 [see inscription on reverse and Bernheim-Jeune stock no. 11140, this and the following information according to Salomon and Congeval 2003]; sold to Georges Feydeau, Paris for 1,000 francs on May 13, 1901. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, c. 1902 [stock no. 12307, see inscription on reverse]. Gaston Bernheim de Villers, Paris. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, April 20, 1906 [stock no. 14935, see label on reverse]. Baron Bruno Caccamisi, Paris. Mme Blanche Marchesi, Paris. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris by 1924; sold to Martin A. Ryerson (died 1932), Chicago, 1924 [see receipt no. 1754, Registrar office, copy in curatorial file]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1933.




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