About this artwork
This important study for a lost painting of the same name made its debut at the annual exhibition of the Belgian avant-garde society Les XX (The Twenty) in 1891. Georges Seurat had shown A Sunday on La Grand Jatte (1884/86; in the Art Institute’s collection) there just four years before. The most ambitious of Lemmen’s first Neo-Impressionist works, the composition depicts his sister, mother, and grandmother.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Georges Lemmen
- Bourgeois Interior
- Belgium (Artist's nationality:)
- Charcoal, with stumping and black Conté crayon, with touches of white gouache, on cream laid paper, fixed
- Inscribed verso, in graphite (most probably by Octave Maus): "Georges Lemmen/No. 5 Etude pour le No.1"
- 47 × 59.3 cm (18 9/16 × 23 3/8 in.)
- Suzanne and Marjorie Pochter and Print and Drawing Funds