"Vrouw met blauwe hoed"
Schaarbeek 1865-1916 Ukkel
FEMME AU CHAPEAU BLUE
Oil on cardboard
61 x 50 cm.
Signed: upper left with monogram, ‘Janv 1908’
Verso: Stamp atelier George Lemmen, no. 024
At the beginning of his career, Lemmen was influenced by Degas and Toulouse Lautrec. He particularly depicted subjects from the modern daily life. In 1888, Lemmen became a member of the artist association Les Vingt (Les XX), where he became acquainted with the colour theory of Seurat. He started to paint pointillist and made wonderful portraits. However, Lemmen was too much of a painter to keep working in this style and after 1900 he found a more free style with loose brushstrokes and rich colours.
Provenance: Collection Georges Lemmen nr. 24, see label verso.