Albert Besnard / Madeleine Lerolle and Her Daughter Yvonne / c. 1879-1880Albert Besnard
Madeleine Lerolle and Her Daughter Yvonne
c. 1879-1880

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Creator Name: Besnard, Albert
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1849 - 1934
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Albert Besnard
Title: Madeleine Lerolle and Her Daughter Yvonne
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1879
Creation End Date: 1880
Creation Date: c. 1879-1880
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 165cm x 115.5cm
Inscriptions: signed upper right: ABesnard. [AB in monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1977.120
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Context: This charming double portrait depicts the wife and daughter of Besnard's good friend and fellow artist, Henri Lerolle (1848-1929). As the family of a painter at the center of artistic life in Paris, Madelleine and Yvonne Lerolle were no doubt at home ina studio setting. The portfolio at the right, the easel, and the canvas frame the figures, reinforcing the sense of familiarity. Besnard also captured the intimacy of mother and child, distinguishig between the timid uncertainty of youth and the calm that comes from age and experience. The son of the two artists, Besnard enjoyed success throughout his life by painting portraits and winning many commissions for public mural projects.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1977.120
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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