S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

Clothing dating update

It's buried in the comments, so many of you who helped with dating the image won't have seen printperson's thanks and conclusion:
Thanks to everyone who helped me to date Edouard Vuillard's painting. The date on the label was ca. 1890 but this didn't seem right for a number of reasons. In 1890, Vuillard had a different sense of space and used paint in a different way. Considering style and technique alone, the work was more similar to his works of the first decade of the 1900s. On the basis of your suggestions of 1908-1910, I image-Googled "1908 hat" and found a photograph of a woman with an almost perfect match to her hair, hat, and jacket.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pfsWAruFsRrceA5W79eBcw

Further thoughts on the subject are still welcome, of course!
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