Gir, Charles Felix (1883-1941); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1908. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) French author, poet, feminist and actress; 'Vrilles de la Vigne' ('Tendrils of Vines') was her metaphorical title for a collection of essays, texts and poems from newspapers and was a celebration of the euphoria achievable when women found freedom from the shackles and constraints of marriage; in 1906 Colette was divorced from her husband Willy; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.