middle-aged woman with dark hair in a bun, wearing a shawl, carrying two large baskets; young woman with light hair in a bun, also wearing a shawl, placing flowers in a basket on the ground, accompanied by a man to her left at center; group of women in middle ground at left; buildings in ULC

Vegetable Sellers with Baskets, 1903

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Bequest of Harry Drakeexpand_more  2013.35.664

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This sheet is a working proof, a print made so artists can check their progress before finalizing an image. This one was made before Edgar Chahine added details such as paving stones, sidewalks, and trees. While those eventual details made the image appear more realistic, this early version lends itself to a more symbolic interpretation. Divorced from specific surroundings, the figures seem monumental, emblematic of the struggles of urban working-class women.

Details
Title
Vegetable Sellers with Baskets
Artist Life
(naturalized, born Armenian in Austria), 1874–1947
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.35.664
Provenance
[Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago, until 2009; sold in April for PTOO, to Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (2009-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
Catalogue Raisonne
Tabanelli 116 i/ii
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middle-aged woman with dark hair in a bun, wearing a shawl, carrying two large baskets; young woman with light hair in a bun, also wearing a shawl, placing flowers in a basket on the ground, accompanied by a man to her left at center; group of women in middle ground at left; buildings in ULC