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CARRIÈRE, Eugène (1849 - 1906)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 38.7 x 62.0 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2435
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
During his youth in Strasbourg Carriére trained as a lithographer and in 1897 he received a major prize for his graphic work. In the same year he produced a poster of a woman standing on a mountain before swirling dawn mists for the newspaper L'aurore, whose editor Georges Clemenceau was a friend. This hazy landscape with figures greeting the dawn is a preparatory study for this lithograph. It was purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1920.