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Breakfast, Rik Wouters

His wife Nel was a lifelong muse to Rik Wouters. Here, he draws her at the breakfast table.

From the Print Cabinet's collection

Most of the work of Rik Wouters (1882-1916) – both his drawings and in his graphic oeuvre – consists of landscapes, nocturnal street scenes, still lifes, and portraits, especially of his wife Nel. This drawing is part of the donation of 292 drawings of Rik Wouters made by the Permanent Endowment Fund in 1956.

Wouters did this drawing of Nel at the breakfast table in pencil. The inscription at the bottom right reads ‘Le déjeuner 1913’.


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