Feb 29, 2024 - Sale 2660

Sale 2660 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

PIERRE BONNARD (1867-1947)


31x23¼ inches, 78¾x59 cm. Editions d'Art, Paris.
Condition B+: small repaired tears, creases, abrasions and minor restoration at edges and along vertical and horizontal folds; slight darkening; minor creases and abrasions in image. Matted and framed.

With- La Lithographie en Couleurs book jacket, 1898. L'Estampe et l'Affiche was a magazine devoted to prints and posters; during the two years of its 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 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.