Le Bock à Vernet (The Glass of Beer at Verrnet's Cafe)

EUGENE CARRIERE (1849-1906) Biography

Le Bock à Vernet (The Glass of Beer at Verrnet's Cafe) (France, c.1890 - 1891)

Oil on canvas
Signed Eugène Carrière lower right; also signed and inscribed with Le Bock à Vernet centre left

Dimensions

32.40cm high
22.60cm wide
(12.76 inches high)
(8.90 inches wide)
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Provenance

Bernheim Jeune & Fils, Paris
Saidenberg Gallery, New York

Literature

To be included in the Catalogue raisonné des peintures d'Eugène Carrière, Rodolphe Rapetti, Veronique Milin-Dumesnil, Alice Bourgoin-Lamarre, Gallimard, Paris.

Description / Expertise

In his constant quest to record his adored family and their close friends in portrait and daily life, Eugène Carrière pared away all adornment to reveal the very essence of their personalities. The results, lauded by his close friend and collaborator Auguste Rodin, were received enthusiastically by the public and reveal the soul of fin de siècle French Symboliste art.

The artist’s children share a drink from a beer glass at Vernet’s, a favourite café in Dieppe which was frequented by artists, including Degas, Sickert and Jacques-Emile Blanche.