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Plate from L'Assommoir (Woman Reclining on Bed)
Plate from L'Assommoir (Woman Reclining on Bed)
Artist:
Date:
1878
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Drypoint
Dimensions:
27.7 x 27.4 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Acquisition Date:
1938-05-05

A young woman lies on a bed, her arms behind her head; a dog or cat yawns nearby. The young woman wears a simple shift or dress, plus high-heeled shoes that come to her ankles and striped stockings to above her knees. The sheets are pulled away, exposing the mattress. Perhaps a portrait of a prostitute? (Virginia K. Anderson 03/20/95)