Dec 1, 2005

Woman with an Umbrella

Woman with an Umbrella


Pierre Bonnard Published by L'Estampeoriginale in the Album de la Revue blanche, 1895

(French, 1867–1947)

Color lithograph

Support: Beige (1) wove paper

Sheet: 32.1 x 25.1 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.); Image: 22 x 12.7 cm (8 11/16 x 5 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1992.338

Catalogue raisonné: Bouvet 33



Maria Boursin—known as Marthe—became Bonnard’s romantic companion when they met in 1893 and eventually his wife in 1925. She was the model for this lithograph depicting a woman teetering up a stairway. The composition is devoid of background details; only the cobblestones and umbrella suggest the setting of a city street.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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