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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Juan Gris
- Marcelle la Blonde
- Spain (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1921
- Graphite on cream wove paper
- 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"
- 36 × 27 cm (14 3/16 × 10 11/16 in.)
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection