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Jean Burnay

The portrait of Jean Burnay is an impressive example of Zorn’s astonishing skill in watercolour painting. It is also fascinating how the interior, the setting, is employed to enhance the subject of the portrait. Zorn takes a sofa as his only prop, but he uses it to heighten Burnay’s character. The figure appears as magnificent as a peacock with its tail feathers.

Credit: Inköp 1977...

Sign. 1884
Watercolor
70.0 x 52.0cm
NMB 2104
Image and text © Nationalmuseum Sweden, 2019

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