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l'Heure du Berger (The Favorable Moment for a Lover), from L'Estampe moderne

Accession Number
1973/2.7

Title
l'Heure du Berger (The Favorable Moment for a Lover), from L'Estampe moderne

Artist(s)
Hans Christansen

Object Creation Date
1898

Medium & Support
color lithograph on paper

Dimensions
13 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. ( 35.2 cm x 22.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label 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 Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
flowers
nudes
trees

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