The Three Sisters
Louis (George Louis Robert) Bouché
Louis Bouché’s portrait of the three Stettheimer sisters—from left to right, Florine, Carrie, and Ettie—evokes the whimsical decorative style and material opulence of their New York apartment, the site of a salon frequented by Bouché, Marcel Duchamp, and other figures of the artistic vanguard. Although he treated forms in a simplified and Cubist manner, Bouché imbued each of his sitters with a unique personality, conveying their eccentricity and independence. Florine was herself a successful artist, Ettie was a writer, and Carrie was a hostess and creator of a dollhouse replica of the Stettheimer home (Museum of the City of New York).
Graphite on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper
sheet: 24 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (61.4 x 47.9 cm) (show scale)
Signed across bottom edge, in graphite: "--THE THREE SISTERS--", "L. BOUCHE" and "1918--"
Gift of Ettie Stettheimer
Verso: light drawing of figure, entire sheet painted over in blue watercolor
This item is not on view
Louis (George Louis Robert) Bouché (American, 1896-1969). The Three Sisters, 1918. Graphite on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper, sheet: 24 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (61.4 x 47.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ettie Stettheimer, 45.121 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.121_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
overall, 45.121_IMLS_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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