Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Paysanne (Peasant)
  • Bernard Boutet de Monvel
    1881–1949
    born: Paris, France ; died: Azores, Portugal
  • Paysanne (Peasant), 1899
  • Where object was made: France
  • color etching
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 555 x 355 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 7/8 x 14 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 360 x 200 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/16 x 7 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Pamela D. Kingsbury
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0154
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Stout, full-length female figure standing with hands on hips, dressed in flat black jacket and skirt, as well as black bonnet tied with white ribbon and black boots ; a wedding ring is visible on her right hand. Fields and a stream stretch out the middle ground, and a church with a stark white tower rises in the background. Very deep plate mark with registration mark at BC edge.