La toque noire (The Black Hat)Regular price $625.00 USD
Dimensions: 14 x 10 inches (Image) 18 7/8 x 12 inches (Sheet)
Artist details: Welsh / English, 1864 - 1944
Date finished: 1901
Provenance: Exhibition: SAF 190, Goupil 1903
Condition: Good condition
Recommended by Catherine (Collections Assistant):
"I am captivated by the sitter in this Albert de Belleroche lithograph, La Toque Noire (The Black Hat). Belleroche's candid portrait of this early 20th century woman provides such a sensitive portrayal of her facial expression that the viewer can almost imagine what's on her mind- or at least is compelled to wonder. Despite her composed outward appearance, so much is contained in her far-off look. Is she simply day-dreaming out of boredom, or is she feeling a deep sense of ennui and disquiet? The rendering of her face is so nuanced that the viewer's own feelings easily influence their interpretation of her expression."