Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Henri Hébert

Seated Female Nude
Sketch for the Pen and Pencil Club of Montreal


Henri Hébert
Montreal 1884 – Montreal 1950


Seated Female Nude
Sketch for the Pen and Pencil Club of Montreal




Watercolour over traces of graphite


12.6 x 15.3 cm


Gift of Paul Maréchal, inv. 2018.423


Graphic Arts

Henri Hébert became a member of the Pen and Pencil Club of Montreal (PPC) in 1915. In October 1918, William Brymner proposed his nomination as president of the club, which Edmond Dyonnet seconded. A few months earlier, during the annual soiree held in honour of the “Unrecognized Genius” of its members, the PPC chose four works, including this drawing by Hébert, which would become part of the club’s collection and be included in an album reserved for that purpose. Only two such albums dating from the late nineteenth century survive; they are now in the collection of the McCord Museum. It is possible that the Museum’s watercolour comes from another album that was taken apart.

Add a touch of culture to your inbox
Subscribe to the Museum newsletter

Bourgie Hall Newsletter sign up

This website uses cookies in order to optimize your browsing experience and for promotional purposes. To learn more, please see our policy on the protection of personal Iinformation