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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Pierre Bonnard
MARTHE ET LE CHIEN BLACK
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Pierre Bonnard
MARTHE ET LE CHIEN BLACK
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
MARTHE ET LE CHIEN BLACK
Signed Bonnard (lower left)
Oil on panel
14 1/2 by 18 in.
36.7 by 45.7 cm
Painted in 1905.
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Provenance

Bernheim-Jeune, Paris
Estate of the artist
Sam Salz, New York (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above on June 1, 1965)
Thence by descent

Exhibited

Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, Bonnard, 1906, no. 9 (titled Jeune femme et chien couché)
Zurich, Bonnard, 1949, no. 39
Paris, Galerie Kléber, Gaugin et ses amis, 1949, n.n.
London, Marlborough Gallery, Roussel, Bonnard, Vuillard, 1954, n.n.
Vevey, Musée Jenisch, Paris 1900, 1954, no. 7
Paris, Maison de la Pensée Française, Bonnard, 1955, no. 11
Paris, Galerie Huguette Bérès, BonnardRoussel, Vuillard, 1957, no. 15

Literature

Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint 1906-1919, vol. I, Paris, 1992, no. 341, illustrated p. 305

Catalogue Note

Marthe Bonnard, the artist's wife and frequent muse, is the subject of the present work with her faithful dog, Black. Bonnard was fond of including the family pet in the domestic scenes which provided much inspiration throughout his career. In Marthe et le chien Black, the dog gazes over the back of the chaise at his mistress; this personification of the artist's dog presages the many later compositions featuring the family dog, Dingo, who is often seated at the table, peeking over the sitter's lap or at play with the artist's children. 

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