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Woman Seated in a Garden, ca. 1910

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 46.2 x 61.1 cm
  • Inv. 1914-AC

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The synthetic style of his early work is sensitively related to that of the Nabis, rather than impressionism. Woman Seated in a Garden is a work from that period. Boutet de Monvel depicts an intimate scene with rough brushstrokes. A lady is sitting quietly at a garden table on a bench in the shade of the trees. She is probably holding a handiwork. This poetic scene shows the artist's love of decoration. The painting belonged to the collection of the art patron Fernand Scribe, who bought it at the auction of the Charles Boutet de Monvel collection in 1910 and bequeathed it, along with his extensive collection, to the museum in 1913.


Bernard Boutet de Monvel RKD
Paris 1884 - Azores (autonomous region) 1949
painters (artists)AAT

Title Woman Seated in a Garden
Date ca. 1910
Period 20th century
Location France TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom left: Bernard B. de Monvel
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1914-AC
Acquisition credit bequest
Scribe, Fernand
Current whereabouts Work on display
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/604/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 25G(+32) plants; vegetation (+ flowers, blossom, blossoming) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25G4(GRASS) plants and herbs (GRASS) Iconclass
25G41 flowers Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31B6213 looking sideways Iconclass
31D15 adult woman Iconclass
41A6 garden Iconclass
41A6711 flowers in a vase Iconclass
41A711 table Iconclass
41A723 bench Iconclass
41A773 container of ceramics: jar, jug, pot, vase Iconclass
41C32 drinking-vessels Iconclass
41C321 cup Iconclass
41D221(BOATER) head-gear: boater Iconclass
41D2654 bow (ornamental part of clothing) Iconclass
61BB111 anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman Iconclass
School / Style Impressionist (style) AAT
intimist AAT
Catalogus van het Museum van Schoone Kunsten Gent : II: Moderne Meesters / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Ad. Hoste, 1932 (p. 32)
De vrienden van Scribe : De Europese smaak van een Gents mecenas (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 12 december 1998 - 14 maart 1999) / Monique Tahon-Vanroose, Robert Hoozee. - Gent : Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1998 ; Antwerpen : Pandora, 1998 (p. 134 (ill.), 148 (ill.))
D'Ensor à Magritte dans les collections du Musée de Gand (exposition Lodève, Musée de Lodève-Hôtel du Cardinal de Fleury, 19 novembre 2004 - 27 février 2005) / Maïthé Vallès-Bled, Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Helke Lauwaert, Bruno Fornari. - Lodève : Musée de Lodève, 2004 ; Milano : Mazzotta, 2004 (p. 97-99, cat. 22 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. II, p. 81 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
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