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James Wilson Morrice

Nude with a Feather


James Wilson Morrice
Montreal 1865 – Tunis 1924


Nude with a Feather


About 1911


Oil on canvas


81.2 x 54.5 cm


F. Eleanore Morrice Bequest, inv. 1981.65


Quebec and Canadian Art

In 1911, Morrice shocked the critics with a nude, and he told a friend of his fascination with the French painter Pierre Bonnard, whose recent works he had seen at Galerie Bernheim-Jeune in Paris. Three studies are known of a completely nude young blonde woman seen from the back – recalling nudes by the French painter – as well as this half-dressed frontal Nude with a Feather.

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