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Marcelle la Blonde

A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

Date:

1921

Artist:

Juan Gris
Spanish, 1887–1927

About this artwork

Gris met the celebrated blonde beauty Marcelle Brun while vacationing in the French Riviera, where they enjoyed lavish dinners and sometimes danced until three in the morning. Gris completed several portraits of his acquaintances during this time. All of the graphite portraits were bust-length, three-quarter views of the sitter, with single, continuous lines used to represent their facial features. Here, you can trace a line from Brun’s left eye, down the left side of her nose, to the top of her lip.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Juan Gris

Title

Marcelle la Blonde

Origin

Spain

Date

Made 1921

Medium

Graphite on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed, dated, dedicated, and inscribed recto, at lower left and bottom, in graphite: "A Madame/ Marcelle Brun/ Amicalement/ Juan Gris/ 3–21/MARCELLE LA BLONDE"

Dimensions

360 x 270 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.946

Extended information about this artwork

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