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THE COLLECTION OF MAMDOUHA & ELMER HOLMES BOBST

Pierre Bonnard
NU, CHAISE ROUGE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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135

THE COLLECTION OF MAMDOUHA & ELMER HOLMES BOBST

Pierre Bonnard
NU, CHAISE ROUGE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
NU, CHAISE ROUGE
Faintly stamped Bonnard (toward lower right)
Oil on canvas
18 7/8 by 16 1/2 in.
47.9 by 41.9 cm
Painted circa 1905.
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Provenance

Charles Zadok, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above in 1972

Literature

Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint révisé et augmenté 1888-1905, vol. I, Paris, 1992, no. 367, illustrated p. 320

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1905, the present work exemplifies Bonnard’s continual interest in the nude as subject matter. These nudes often include elements of both eroticism and domesticity, with their nudity often accompanying tasks like bathing, washing and undressing.  Bonnard’s lover and eventual wife, Marthe de Méligny, probably served as the model for this painting. The artist’s continued interest in the theme was sustained by Marthe’s own compulsive need to bathe. Bonnard would often sketch his subject in her bathroom, sitting several feet away from her, before completing the final version in his studio.

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