(France 03 Oct 1867–23 Jan 1947)
144.7 x 225.6 x 4.0cm overall:
a - Panel a; 134 x 46.1cm
b - Panel b; 133.9 x 45.9cm
c - Panel c; 133.9 x 46.2cm
d - Panel d; 133.9 x 45.9cm
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.
Francis Bouvet, Bonnard: The Complete Graphic Work, England, 1981, 68, 69 -71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 55
Terence Maloon, Paths to Abstraction 1867-1917 2010, Sydney, 2010, 128 (colour illus.).
Margaret Olley, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections 2000, '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.). cat.no. 47 Note that the title used in this puiblication is the "Other title" in cataloguing details.
Angus Trumble, The Burlington Magazine Oct 2003, 'Bonnard', pg. 749-750, London, Oct 2003, 749. exhibition review
Jörg Zutter, Pierre Bonnard: Observing Nature 2003, 'Pierre Bonnard: Observing Nature', pg.37-73, Canberra, 2003, 40, 92, 98, 129 (colour illus.), 132, 136. fig.111, cat.no.92
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 to 1917, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Jun 2010–19 Sep 2010