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Sarah Bernhardt in a Japanese Garden

Louise Abbéma1885

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

Louise Abbéma and the actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) met in 1871 and became good friends. Abbéma earned critical praise for the painted portrait of Bernhardt she exhibited at the Paris Salon exhibition, and Bernhardt appears in a number of the artist's subsequent works. This invented scene showing the actress wearing a kimono within a bamboo garden structure is one of a number of fans Abbéma created during the late 1880s when she became greatly interested in Japanese art.

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  • Title: Sarah Bernhardt in a Japanese Garden
  • Creator: Louise Abbéma
  • Date Created: 1885
  • Physical Dimensions: w790 x h450 mm
  • Culture: French
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Museum Purchase in the name of Warner-Lambert Company, Photo by Victor Pustai
  • Medium: Pastel

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