Lucie Belin Smiling (1915). Jean-Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940). Distemper on paper.
Belin takes a break from reading to give Vuillard a big smile. She appears to be in his studio, as his supplies and paintings so indicate. Belin was a force of life, and this was reflected in the warm pictures that Vuillard created of her, capturing the relaxed, often smiling lover.