Woman in a Moorish Costume

Woman in a Moorish Costume
Artist:
Jean-Frédéric Bazille (French, 1841-1870)
Date:
1869
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
39-1/4 x 23-1/4 in. (99.7 x 59 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1997.2.P 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View
Description

Lise Tréhot, Renoir’s first mistress, model, and muse, is here depicted with quiet eroticism by that artist’s friend and colleague, Bazille. Dressed in North African costume, Tréhot poses in the Left Bank studio that Bazille and Renoir shared in the late 1860s. Among the most promising members of the Parisian avant-garde, Bazille did not live to see the flowering of Impressionism in the following decade. Like Manet and Degas, he enlisted in the French national guard during the Franco-Prussian War, but Bazille was killed in action on November 28, 1870.

Provenance:

Marc Bazille (the artist’s brother 1845-1923), by inheritance to;
Mme. Meynier de Salinelles, Montpellier, by 1941, by inheritance to;
Mme. Penchinat [or Pinchinat] de Salinelles, Nimes, by 1959 (sale, Paris, Palais Galliera, 14 June 1967, unnumbered lot).
[E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York, sold 1969 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation, transferred 1997 to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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