An older woman against a curtained backdrop. Her figure outlined in black and she wears a cloak buttoned at her neck. She wears a hat over her gray hair.
Emile Bernard, The Artist’s Grandmother, 1887, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 17 3/8 in. (55.3 x 44.2 cm), Purchase: Thomas L. Beckett Fund in memory of Samuel F. Beckett and Ethel K. Beckett, 2017.19

Emile Bernard, The Artist's Grandmother, 1887

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.702

ArtistEmile Bernard, French, 1868–1941
TitleThe Artist’s Grandmother
Object Date1887
Alternate and Variant TitlesLa Grand-mère de l’Artiste
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)21 3/4 × 17 3/8 in. (55.3 × 44.2 cm)
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Purchase: Thomas L. Beckett Fund in memory of Samuel F. Beckett and Ethel K. Beckett, 2017.19

Scholarly research and commentary to be published in 2022.