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Painted on paper, this work shows the interior of Vuillard's studio in Paris. A model, who has perhaps just finished posing, reaches across a sofa for her clothes. Her body is set off against a screen, painted in bold simple blocks of colour. Sun pours through the large studio window on the right, falling across the model's right arm and left thigh. The abbreviated treatment of the nude undermines the voyeuristic qualities which were traditionally part of such informal studio subject matter.

The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)



Interior with a Screen




oil on paper laid down on cardboard & panel


H 35.8 x W 23.8 cm

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bequeathed by Samuel Courtauld, 1948

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