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Bourgeois Interior

A work made of charcoal, with stumping and black conté crayon, with touches of white gouache, on cream laid paper, fixed.
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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping and black conté crayon, with touches of white gouache, on cream laid paper, fixed.

Date:

1890/91

Artist:

Georges Lemmen
Belgian, 1865-1916

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Georges Lemmen

Title

Bourgeois Interior

Origin

Belgium

Date

1890–1891

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping and black Conté crayon, with touches of white gouache, on cream laid paper, fixed

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, in graphite (most probably by Octave Maus): "Georges Lemmen/No. 5 Etude pour le No.1"

Dimensions

470 × 593 mm

Credit Line

Suzanne and Marjorie Pochter and Print and Drawing Funds

Reference Number

2015.218

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