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Tête de Vielle Femme (Head of an Old Woman)
  • Félix Edouard Vallotton
    1865–1925
    born: Lausanne, Switzerland ; died: Paris, France
  • Tête de Vielle Femme (Head of an Old Woman), 1892
  • L'Art et l'Idée, No. 2, February 20, 1892
  • Where object was made: France
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 129 x 106 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 1/16 x 4 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 150 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 5 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Virginia and Ira Jackson Collection, Houston
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0104
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Printed in black ink. Thick, square irregular border surrounding image. Three-quarters pose, bust portrait of unidentified elderly woman. Her head is covered with a small, light-toned cap and a portion of her hair above the forehead is revealed beneath the cap. A light collar is represented above a dark garment on the left side of the figure. The caption beneath image reads, “TÊTE DE VIELLE” (first line) and “Gravée par FÉLIX VALLOTTON.”