The Cook

Date
1899
Description

La Cuisinière (original French title)

Color lithograph printed on China paper.
From the portfolio Landscapes and Interiors - Paysages et Intérieurs (original French title).
References: Roger-Marx 42; Una Johnson 155.
From the only edition of one hundred, printed by Auguste Clot, and published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris.

Sheet size: 14 ⅝ x 11 ⅝ inches.
Image size: 14 ⅛ x 11 inches.

A very fine impressions in excellent condition, with the colors as fresh as we have ever seen them.  A few very faint scattered fox marks, which are hardly noticeable and completely unobtrusive.  Cleaning these would be a shame and rist attenuating these amazing colors.

The blue, brown, beige, and black inks all “pop” to create a dimensional and vibrant sense of space which owes to Vuillard’s study of Japanese prints, but resulted in some of the most forward thinking uses of color and space anywhere at this time.

Amusingly, the title refers to cooking, which is not part of this scene.  The cook is drying dishes.

 

Size
14 1/8 x 11 inches
Price
$8,500