Oct 15, 2012

Donkey Ride

Petites scènes familières

Donkey Ride


Pierre Bonnard

(French, 1867-1947)


Crevel Frères

(French, 19th century)


E. Fremont

(French, 19th century)


Support: Wove paper (folded music sheet, 2 double-sided sheets, with photocopy of 5th page)

Sheet: 35 x 26.8 cm (13 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.); Image: 9 x 23.9 cm (3 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Gift of John Bonebrake 2009.583

Catalogue raisonné: Bouvet 16


Did you know?

Pierre Bonnard completed these illustrations while visiting his sister and brother-in-law in the coastal town of Arcachon.


This print is among Pierre Bonnard's early experiments in lithography and his first attempt at illustration. Each image accompanies a musical composition by Claude Terrasse, the artist's brother-in-law. Bonnard used simple, sketchy lines to suggest the humor of the album's commentary on daily life in Paris.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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