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Pierre Bonnard

Matinée à Arcachon

Property from an Historic British Collection

Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard

Matinée à Arcachon

Matinée à Arcachon

Property from an Historic British Collection

Pierre Bonnard

1867 - 1947

Matinée à Arcachon


signed Bonnard (lower right)

oil on canvas

55.4 by 65.4cm., 21¾ by 25¾in.

Framed: 76.5 by 87.5cm., 30⅛ by 34½in.

Painted circa 1930. 

The canvas is not lined. Inspection under UV light reveals two tiny spots of retouching to the right part of the white sail and a further few possible tiny and very sensitively-executed retouchings that relate to some of the lines of craquelure in the sky. There are some fine lines of craquelure in places, most visible in the upper half of the painting. There is a pin-sized hole below the artist's signature, some frame rubbing with associated tiny losses in places along the extreme edges, and a few small surface accretions. This work is in overall good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Private Collection (acquired from the artist in 1933)
Private Collection, Switzerland (by descent from the above)
Galerie Romer, Zurich
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Jean & Henry Dauberville, Bonnard: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint 1920-1939, Paris, 1973, vol. III, no. 1431, illustrated p. 343
Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, Œuvres récentes de Bonnard, 1933, no. 23
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Pierre Bonnard, 1949, no. 107
Wolfsburg, Stadthalle Wolfsburg, Französische Malerei, 1961, no. 6
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Bonnard, 1966, no. 34 (titled La voile banche)
Lausanne, Fondation de L'Hermitage, De Cézanne à Picasso, dans les collections romandes, 1985, no. 9, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Saint-Tropez, Musée de l'Annonciade, Lumière et Couleurs: Pierre Bonnard à Saint-Tropez1998
Lausanne, Fondation de L'Hermitage, Pierre Bonnard, 1991, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (as dating from 1932)