Pierre Bonnard, ‘Le Bain (Bouvet 92A)’, circa 1892, Doyle
Pierre Bonnard, ‘Le Bain (Bouvet 92A)’, circa 1892, Doyle

signed and numbered 9/50 in pencil, from the first state of two, published by Galerie des Peintres-Graveurs, Paris and with their blindstamp, with (full?) margins, framed.

12.5 x 8.5 inches; 318 x 216 mm.
Sheet: 14.375 x 10.875 inches; 365 x 276 mm.

Condition: Pale matstain, a few unobtrusive small foxing spots, minor rippling, minor discoloration verso, an unobtrusive handling crease at left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

About Pierre Bonnard

Known for painting light-soaked interiors, nudes and still lives, Pierre Bonnard’s lush canvases echo Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. Bonnard played a central role in Nabis, a group emphasizing the basic aesthetic properties of painting. Describing his method, Bonnard has said, “the principal subject is the surface, which has its color, its laws over and above those of object.” Rather than simply observe and reproduce the world around him, Bonnard sought to instill each picture with, in the words of Nabis colleague Maurice Denis, “a beauty outside nature.”

French, 1867-1947, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, based in Paris, France