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Portrait of Paul Sérusier

Portrait of Paul Sérusier

1893

Émile Bernard

(French, 1868-1941)

Gouache, watercolor, beige paper

Sheet: 41.9 x 27.7 cm (16 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.); Secondary Support: 52.3 x 36.8 cm (20 9/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Bequest of William Kelly Simpson 2018.76

Description

Throughout his career, Émile Bernard made numerous portraits of his friends and colleagues, including this image of the painter Paul Sérusier. The two artists traveled to Florence in 1893 to study Renaissance painting and exchanged portraits of one another while they were there. Bernard portrayed his friend formally, presenting him frontally alongside a notation that the drawing was made during his Italian travels.

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Collection: 
DR - French
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing

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