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Terrasse de Cafe, la Nuit

Édouard Vuillard

European Art

Édouard Vuillard’s suite of twelve color lithographs Landscapes and Interiors was published by Ambroise Vollard the same year as Pierre Bonnard’s Some Aspects of Parisian Life, on view nearby. Like Bonnard, Vuillard was profoundly influenced by the dense decorative patterns, flat color blocks, and compressed perspectives—in which near and far are described with colors of the same intensity—that characterize prints made about a hundred years earlier by Japanese artists such as Katsushika Hokusai. Vuillard also shared an interest in the similar subject matter of intimate spaces and everyday activities of strolling and socializing.
PORTFOLIO/SERIES Paysages et Intérieurs
MEDIUM Color lithograph on wove paper
DATES 1899
DIMENSIONS Image: 14 1/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.9 × 27.6 cm) sheet: 15 7/8 × 12 3/8 in. (40.3 × 31.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Two small punctures in sheet
SIGNATURE Signed, "EVuillard" lower right in graphite
INSCRIPTIONS "43" inscribed in graphite in lower left corner
COLLECTIONS European Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 37.149.11
CREDIT LINE By exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940). Terrasse de Cafe, la Nuit, 1899. Color lithograph on wove paper, Image: 14 1/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.9 × 27.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 37.149.11. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.149.11_bw_IMLS.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 37.149.11_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940). <em>Terrasse de Cafe, la Nuit</em>, 1899. Color lithograph on wove paper, Image: 14 1/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.9 × 27.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 37.149.11. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.149.11_bw_IMLS.jpg)