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Portrait of Anna Boch

A work made of conté crayon on off-white laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of conté crayon on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1894

Artist:

Georges Lemmen
Belgian, 1865-1916

About this artwork

Adapting Seurat’s signature drawing method, Lemmen combined Realist and decorative techniques in this portrait of Anna Boch, a grande dame of the Belgian art scene. Born into an upper-middle-class family dedicated to music and the visual arts, Boch played the piano, organ, and violin and was a painter associated with the Belgian Neo-Impressionists. In 1885 she joined Les XX (The Twenty), a group of artists dissatisfied with the strictures of the official Salon who had decided to exhibit together, and was its sole female member. A promoter of the work of Vincent van Gogh, she bought his Red Vineyard painting in 1890, thought to be the only sale the artist made during his lifetime.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Georges Lemmen

Title

Portrait of Anna Boch

Origin

Belgium

Date

1894

Medium

Conté crayon on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

340 × 298 mm

Credit Line

Suzanne and Marjorie Pochter Fund

Reference Number

2011.89

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