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L'Été (Summer)
  • Félix Edouard Vallotton
    1865–1925
    born: Lausanne, Switzerland ; died: Paris, France
  • L'Été (Summer), 1897
  • L'Image, No. 9
  • Where object was made: France
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 225 x 178 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 7 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 278 x 215 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Virginia and Ira Jackson Collection, Houston
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0100
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Printed in black ink. Border design by Vallotton, text in French set within border is entitled, “JOURS D’ÉTÉ.” Border above features a rising sun with rays extending to edge. On each side, upper one-third of border are predominantly white representations of clouds. Bottom border and extended two-thirds of the way on right is a representation of grassy area with large rocks distinguished tonally by regular diagonal cuts. On lower left border a cliff face gives way to a cloudy sky.