Madame Hessel Reading

Edouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940) – Madame Hessel Reading on the Terrace of Clos Cézanne, c.1920-25 (Pastel on paper) – Vuillard often visited the Hessels in their home Clos Cézanne (so-called as it was purchased from the proceeds of a sale of a Cézanne painting in 1920). He painted there often and, as in this work, he often subordinated the figures to their flowery and colorful surroundings…



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