Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners in the 1950s
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria; Adelaide, The Art Gallery of South Australia; Perth, The Art Gallery of Western Australia & Sydney, Australia Museum, Pierre Bonnard, 1971, no. 9, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Avenue du Bois de Boulogne and as dating from circa 1912-14)
Johannesburg, Johannesburgse Kunsmuseum, Pierre Bonnard, 1971-72, no. 9 (titled Avenue du Bois de Boulogne and as dating from circa 1912-14)
Brussels, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bonnard - Vuillard - Rousell, 1975, no. 7 (titled Avenue de Bois de Boulogne)
Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard, catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint, Paris, 1968, vol. I, no. 313, illustrated p. 286
Bonnard shared his fascination with the city with Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists, including Caillebotte, Monet and Pissarro, all of whom executed a number of works depicting Parisian boulevards, squares and bridges, usually characterised by a sense of the rich and varied life of the city. Gustave Geffroy commented: 'no-one is quicker than Bonnard to seize the look of our Parisian streets, the silhouettes of a passer-by and the patch of colour which stands out in the Metropolitan mist. [He] seizes on all the momentary phenomena of the street, even the most fugitive glances are caught and set down' (G. Geffroy, quoted in Pierre Bonnard (exhibition catalogue), Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1996, p. 16).
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