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La partie de dames, 1898
The Game of Checkers
Lithograph in colors from Ambroise Vollard’s publication: Paysages et Intérieurs (1899)
340 x 265 mm.; 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches
Signed, lower center
Claude Roger-Marx, L’Oeuvre Gravé de Vuillard, André Sauret, Éditions du Livre, Monte Carlo, 1948: No. 32 and reproduced on page 97 of the catalogue.
A superb impression from the series of twelve Paysages et Intérieurs (plus cover), a series debuted in February 1899 by Ambroise Vollard at his gallery on the rue Laffitte, Paris.
According to Roger-Marx, one of the two men depicted here is the writer Tristan Bernard (1866 – 1947). The young woman observing the game is the famous Misia Natanson (1872 – 1950) also known as Misia Sert.