(b. 1849, Gournay-sur-Marne, d. 1906, Paris)

The Sick Child

Oil on canvas, 200 x 246 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

This large painting of a domestic genre scene is characteristic of Carrier's art. Bordering on both Realism and Impressionism, this friend of Gauguin usually painted his portraits and family groups in monochrome shades of gray and brown, and allowed the shapes to blend in a mysterious light.