Feb 18, 2021 - Sale 2558

Sale 2558 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

PIERRE BONNARD (1867-1947)


32 1/4x23 3/4 inches, 82x60 1/4 cm. Editions d'Art, Paris.
Condition B: repaired tears, small replaced losses and restoration in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired tears and restoration in margins.

L'Estampe et l'Affiche was a magazine devoted to prints and posters; during the two years of it's publishing run, it was a mainstay of the print and poster collecting community. Bonnard's image, using only three colors, is a charming allegory of the life and spirit imbued in collecting prints. It shows a young collector coming home in such a hurried and excited state that some prints are actually falling out of her huge portfolio. An older woman, who represents a different generation of collectors who do not understand all the rage surrounding paper, bemusedly observes her process. The freely-drawn typography literally invades the image, with prominence of placement and the bold white color of the paper given to the word "Affiche." DFP-II 80, Gold 89.