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Henri Hébert

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

Artist

Henri Hébert
Montreal 1884 – Montreal 1950

Title

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

Date

1918

Materials

Watercolour over traces of graphite

Dimensions

12.6 x 15.3 cm

Credits

Gift of Paul Maréchal, inv. 2018.423

Collection

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.

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