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An image of Nannies' promenade, frieze of carriages by Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard

(France 03 Oct 1867 – 23 Jan 1947)

Nannies' promenade, frieze of carriages
Alternative title:
Promenade des nourrices, frise de fiacres Paravant a quatre feuilles
Media category
Materials used
four colour lithographs
edition of 110

144.7 x 225.6 x 4.0 cm overall:

a - print; 134 x 46.1 cm; sheet

b - print; 133.9 x 45.9 cm; sheet

c - print; 133.9 x 46.2 cm; sheet

d - print; 133.9 x 45.9 cm; sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r.corner panel c, [inscribed on stone] "PB". Not dated.
Gift of Margaret Olley 1999
Accession number
© Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

This set of lithographs, drawn by Bonnard on lithographic stone at the studio of Molines, Paris, in 1899, is closely based on his painted screen, with the same title, of 1894. While the original edition was of 110 impressions, 40-50 were severely damaged or destroyed in a Paris flood around 1930. Showing the influence of Japanese prints, this work also represents the 'Belle Epoque' interest in everyday street scenes of city life.

Bibliography (6)

Francis Bouvet, Bonnard: The Complete Graphic Work, England, 1981, 68, 69 -71 (colour illus.). 55

Terence Maloon, Paths to abstraction 1867-1917, Sydney, 2010, 128 (colour illus.).

Margaret Olley, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections, 'Introduction', pg. 1, Sydney, 2000, 1 (colour illus.). Catalogue entry appears in inserted list to printed catalogue

Claude Roger-Marx, Bonnard Lithographe, Monte-Carlo, 1952, 91, 92-93 (colour illus.). 47 Note that the title used in this puiblication is the "Other title" in cataloguing details.

Angus Trumble, The Burlington Magazine, 'Bonnard', pg. 749-750, London, Oct 2003, 749. exhibition review

Jörg Zutter, Pierre Bonnard: observing nature, 'Pierre Bonnard: Observing Nature', pg.37-73, Canberra, 2003, 40, 92, 98, 129 (colour illus.), 132, 136. fig.111,

Exhibition history (3)

Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from Australian collections (2000), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 15 Jan 2000–27 Feb 2000

Pierre Bonnard: observing nature:

Paths to abstraction 1867-1917, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Jun 2010–19 Sep 2010