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Cook with Red Apron  1862

by Léon Bonvin

In this scene, a cook wearing a vermilion apron is chopping a large cabbage. Commonplace vegetables are strewn in front of her, including turnips, leeks, celery roots, carrots, and lettuce. The model has been identified as the artist's wife, Constance Félicité Gaudon, and the location as the family's small tavern. Light from a window at the right penetrates the scene to re...
H: 8 3/16 x W: 6 3/8 in. (20.8 x 16.2 cm)
Watercolor, gouache, pen and iron gall ink heightened with gum varnish over graphite underdrawing on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper
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