Le Café
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Pierre BonnardLe Café
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Pierre Bonnard

Le Café

Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD
Property from a Private Collector

Pierre Bonnard

Le Café

Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD
Lot sold:277,200USD
(1 bid, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Private Collector

Pierre Bonnard

1867 - 1947

Le Café


Signed Bonnard (upper left)

Oil on canvas

16 by 17 1/8 in. (40.6 by 43.5 cm)

Framed: 26 3/4 by 26 7/8 in. (68 by 68.2 cm)

Painted in 1907. 

Condition report

Overall the work is in excellent condition. Canvas is not lined but appears to have been placed on a new stretcher. There are faint vertical stretcher bar marks visible in raking light. Surface remains richly textured in places. Some minor crazing to the varnish. There is one faint surface scratch near the lower right corner; otherwise fine. Under UV light: a layer of varnish is somewhat difficult to read through. Although some original pigments fluoresce, no inpainting is apparent.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Provenance

Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired from the artist in December 1930 and until at least 1936)

M. de la Chapelle, Paris (acquired by 1939)

Jean Chaigneau, Prefect of Alpes-Maritimes, Nice (acquired by 1944)

Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles

Samuel & Luella Maslon, Los Angeles & Minneapolis (acquired from the above on February 9, 1948 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 8, 2002, lot 9)

Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, 1968, no. 446, illustrated p. 75 

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Bonnard (Oeuvres récentes), 1909, no. 29
Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Bonnard, 1939, no. 16 (dated 1916)
Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Modern Paintings from Twin Cities Collections, 1949, n.n.
Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956 (on loan)
Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture from Three Private Collections, 1960, no. 68 (titled Figure in a Room and dated circa 1925)