Feb 24, 2022 - Sale 2596

Sale 2596 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

PIERRE BONNARD (1867-1947)


24 1/4x17 1/4 inches, 61 1/2x43 3/4 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition B+ / A-: expert overpainting in margins; minor overpainting in right text.

Bonnard designed only six posters. His first, France Champagne in 1891, was a revolutionary image, displaying the influence of the Ukiyo-e Japanese prints and opening up horizons for the new generation of poster artists. "The central element of this highly modern composition, in which the large area of blank paper creates a vacuum, is the woman who is depicted only in outline - with details provided only at the top of her dress and the rendering of her head . . . The monogram, in the form of a butterfly, pays tribute to Japanese art and balances the composition" (Salon des Cent p. 35). Her attention (and that of the viewer) is drawn to the charming little dog. Wember 137, DFP-II 79, Salon des Cent 5, Bouvet 39, Art Nouveau p. 85, Abdy p. 82.