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Self-Portrait with Sister

c. 1892
Édouard Vuillard, French, 1868 - 1940

Object Details
Jacques Roussel (b. 1901), Paris (Vuillard's nephew) [1]. With Sam Salz, New York (from Roussel?) [2]; sold to Louis E. Stern, New York, May 3, 1955 [3]; bequest to PMA, 1963.1. Roussel is listed as the former owner on the provenance provided by Salz to Stern. Salomon and Cogeval, Vuillard: The Inexhaustible Glance: Critical Catalogue (Paris and Milan, 2003, no. II-21), simply gives Salz' source as "private collection, Paris", from the artist's studio. Jacques Roussel was the son of Vuillard's sister Marie, who married Vuillard's friend the artist Ker-Xavier Roussel. If Salz is correct, the painting presumably passed by descent (Vuillard had no children) to Jacques Roussel, who owned other Vuillards. 2. Salomon and Cogeval (p. 1644) note that Vuillard himself met Salz in 1938 through Jos Hessel, and that the artist painted Salz' portrait in 1939. Salz was Vuillard's leading American dealer in the 1930's and especially after the artist's death (Salomon and Cogeval, p. 1542). 3. Copy of dated receipt from Salz in curatorial file.

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