l'Heure du Berger (The Favorable Moment for a Lover), from L'Estampe moderneArtist(s)Hans ChristansenObject Creation Date1898Medium & Supportcolor lithograph on paperDimensions
13 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. ( 35.2 cm x 22.3 cm )Credit LineMuseum PurchaseLabel copy
This representation of a nude in a garden setting bears the hallmarks of the Art Nouveau style—sinuous line, flattened form, and a decorative surface. The title translates literally as "the swain's hour" or more fluently as "the favorable moment for a lover." In the journal L'Estampe moderne the print was accompanied by a poem by the Symbolist poet Paul Verlaine about the moment when twilight becomes night.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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