Jos and Lucie Hessel in the Small Salon, Rue de Rivoli

Edouard Vuillard French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 823

Vuillard enjoyed a close rapport with a number of his patrons. In the 1890s he befriended Thadée and Misia Natanson, but after they divorced in 1904, he shifted his attachment to the art dealer Jos Hessel and his wife, Lucie, who received the artist every evening at six. This is one of many informal, intimate paintings of the Hessels set in their Paris apartment.

Jos and Lucie Hessel in the Small Salon, Rue de Rivoli, Edouard Vuillard (French, Cuiseaux 1868–1940 La Baule), Oil on cardboard mounted on canvas

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