(b. 1864, Albi, d. 1901, Château Malromé, Langon)

Hangover: The Drinker (Suzanne Valadon)

Oil and chalk on canvas, 47 x 56 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

The sitter for this painting was Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938), a French painter who, in 1894, became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She is also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. She modelled for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (who gave her painting lessons), Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes.

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