Object Image

The bold, simplified style of Vallotton's more than 200 woodcuts made him a central figure in the late 19th-century revival of the medium. With stylized forms and striking contrasts of black and white, Vallotton effectively depicted the personality of each poker player and the brightly lit candelabra in the otherwise darkened room.

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride

1896
Woodcut
25.3 x 31.8cm
1959.303
Image and text: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2023

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The Cleveland Museum of Art
Permanent collection