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Place Vintimille Edouard Vuillard  

Place Vintimille by Edouard Vuillard
Edouard Vuillard, Place Vintimille, 1911, five-panel screen, distemper on paper laid down on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Enid A. Haupt 1998.47.1


Edouard Vuillard loved his neighborhood and would likely have invited friends to see the view from his fifth-floor apartment on the rue de Calais, in Montmartre, Paris. They would have discovered, from the same bird's eye view shown here, the busy Place Vintimille (now the Place Adolphe-Max). Vuillard painted vignettes of daily life in this oval park so often that his name became synonymous with it. He created this huge five-panel screen (it measures 7 by 10 feet) in 1911 as an interior decoration for Marguerite Chapin, an American living in Paris at the time.

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