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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROBERT ROSENHEIM

Pierre Bonnard
DEUX DAMES AVEC CHAT À TABLE (LES DEUX SOEURS)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 USD
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372

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROBERT ROSENHEIM

Pierre Bonnard
DEUX DAMES AVEC CHAT À TABLE (LES DEUX SOEURS)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
DEUX DAMES AVEC CHAT À TABLE (LES DEUX SOEURS)
Signed Bonnard (upper left)
Oil on cradled panel
18 1/8 by 14 5/8 in.
46 by 37.1 cm
Painted in 1906.
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Provenance

Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in November 1906)
Thadée Natanson, Paris (acquired from the above in 1907)
Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired from the above in 1914)
Hauson Collection, Paris (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Switzerland
Klabal Gallery, Connecticut
Acquired from the above in 1999

Literature

Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, 1906-1919, vol. II, Paris, 1968, no. 399, illustrated p. 44

Catalogue Note

A canvas filled with rapid strokes of color, the present work resonates with the influence of the Fauves on Pierre Bonnard’s practice circa 1906. His paintings from this period harness a more vigorous execution and a bolder palette. Yet, unlike the charged paintings of his contemporaries such as Maurice Vlaminck and Kees van Dongen, Bonnard’s works carry an air of softness and tranquility, reflecting the rituals of every day life and the comfort of one’s home.

Characterized by its soft palette of grays and pinks, soft blues and chromes, Deux dames avec chat à table (Les Deux soeurs), positions the viewer as a silent witness at an intimate luncheon. The young girls’ share absent gazes that compliment their muted yet fixed empty expressions, depicting them as seemingly detached and doll-like. Here, Bonnard removes narrative from his composition, ensuring that it remains a dialogue not between people, but amongst objects and colors.

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