Portrait of Madeleine Castaing

Chaim Soutine French, born Lithuania

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 900

Soutine met the successful Parisian interior decorator and antiquarian Madeleine Castaing (1894–1992) in 1920. She and her husband became one of the artist's most important patrons during the following decade. The portrait took six sittings in the artist's Paris studio. Castaing's fidgeting hands, awkwardly positioned legs, and tense facial expression convey her impatience and discomfort while posing.

#1895. Madeleine Castaing

Portrait of Madeleine Castaing, Chaim Soutine (French (born Lithuania), Smilovitchi 1893–1943 Paris), Oil on canvas

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