Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940). Self-Portrait with Waroquy, 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alex M. Lewyt, 1955 (55.173) | In his sober, high-collared garment, the pensive twenty-three year old Vuillard might be taken for a civil servant or a clergyman. Only the palette and paintbrushes in his right hand identify him as a painter.
Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935). The Water Garden, 1909. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Partial and Promised Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1994 (1994.450) | This painting is thought to have been executed on the property of a friend in East Hampton who had a beautiful lily pond surrounded by irises. #iris #flower