Édouard Vuillard - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace Master Prints, New York

  • Literature

    Claude Roger-Marx 32

  • Catalogue Essay

    In a small salon but away from society, two players (one would be Tristan Bernard) pursue their match. A young woman, standing (Missia Natanson), observes their game. Claude Roger-Marx

    In his lithographs for Vollard, Vuillard worked exclusively in color. Technically they are often extremely complex, and Vuillard usually employed five or six different stones for the various colors necessary for each print. He was helped by Auguste Clot, the printer most responsible for the success of Vollard’s publications.

    In February 1899 Vollard exhibited an album of thirteen color lithographs entitled Paysages et Intérieurs. This series, his most important work as a printmaker, can be compared only with Bonnard’s Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris, which had been Vollard’s debut as a publisher in 1895.

    Although limited in quantity and restricted in period, a few of Vuillard’s single prints are landmarks in the history of modern printmaking. And in color lithography nothing has ever excelled the brilliance and freshness of his album Paysages et Intérieurs. William S. Lieberman, Edouard Vuillard, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Cleveland Art Museum, 1954, pp. 93-5.


La Partie de dames, from Paysages et Intérieurs (The Game of Checkers, from Landscapes and Interiors) (R.-M. 32)

Lithograph in colors, on Chine paper, with full margins.
I. 13 x 10 1/2 in. (33 x 26.7 cm)
S. 14 7/8 x 12 in. (37.8 x 30.5 cm)

The third (final) state, from the edition of 100, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,048

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New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021