Interior with a Hanging Lamp, from the series Landscapes and Interiors

Series/Portfolio: Landscapes and Interiors

Artist: Édouard Vuillard (French, Cuiseaux 1868–1940 La Baule)

Printer: Printed by Auguste Clot (French)

Publisher: Published by Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939)

Date: 1899

Medium: Color lithograph; third state of three

Dimensions: sheet: 15 1/16 x 11 13/16 in. (38.3 x 30 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1925

Accession Number: 25.70.23

Description

In this view of the cozy parlor in the apartment he and his mother shared, Vuillard allowed the gas lamp suspended from the ceiling to dominate the composition, just as Ando Hiroshige had the huge festival lantern strung to the gateway of the Kinryusan temple at Asakusa. Both lamps are ornamented, one emblazoned with bold calligraphy, the other sashed with dark ribbon. Additional parallels in color, composition, and delicate overpatterning suggest that Vuillard had Hiroshige's print in mind when he made his own.

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