An original unsigned lithograph, printed in gray ink on wove paper. This is a fine impresion of Roger-Marx's second and final state from the edition of 100, apart from a signed and numbered in Arabic numerals edition of 25 printed on chine volant paper. As published in Cezanne by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1914. From his earliest years Vuillard was an artist with a very special feeling for the way that chalk on lithographic stone could be used to create effects of light and shade, of translucence and opacity, or of surface texture, which could not be made in any other manner. Always an artist for whom the act of drawing was of paramount importance he constantly refined and developed his drawing style over the years from the turn of the century to the 1930s. When, after a break of some years, he returned to working in lithography in the late 1920s and in the 30s he used his new refinement of drawing, together with his inborn sense of all that was unique to lithography, to create just a few prints, which are of outstanding quality.
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