La Marchande ambulante (The Street Vendor)

Paul Sérusier (French, 1864-1927)

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• Also called The Candy Seller, this print exemplifies Sérusier’s unsentimental portrayals of Breton peasant women. This woman displays her wares at a small stand on market day. Her melancholy expression, rough-hewn features, and slab-like hands contrast markedly with the quiet elegance of Delavallée’s Seated Breton Woman (above, center).

• The print’s dramatic use of a neutral palette of beige, brown, black and white also exemplifies Sérusier’s sophisticated handling of color.

Object Information

artist
Paul Sérusier (French, 1864-1927)
creation date
1895
materials
color lithograph
accession number
1998.212
credit line
Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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