Lot 103
  • 103

Pierre Bonnard

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 GBP
Sold
155,000 GBP
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Description

  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Bords de Seine or Paysage ensoleillé
  • signed Bonnard (lower right)
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in 1921)
Albert Henraux, Paris
Galerie Neupert, Zurich
Dr Alfred Reinhardt, Solothurn (acquired from the above on 13th March 1941)
Thence by descent to the present owners

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie E. Druet, Exposition de 25 peintres contemporains, 1925, no. 10

Literature

Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint 1920-1939, Paris, 1973, vol. III, no. 1064, illustrated p. 82

Catalogue Note

'With the exception of Vuillard, no painter of his generation was to endow his technique with so much sensual delight, so much feeling for the indefinable texture of paint, so much vibration. His paintings are covered with colour applied with a delicate voluptuousness that confers to the pigment a life of its own and treats every single stroke like a clear note of a symphony.'
(John Rewald in Pierre Bonnard (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1948, p. 48)
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