Feb 19, 2020
Feb 19, 2020

Family Scene

Family Scene

1893

Pierre Bonnard

(French, 1867–1947)

publisher

L'Estampe Originale

Color lithograph on beige wove paper

Support: Beige wove paper

Image: 28.8 x 19.8 cm (11 5/16 x 7 13/16 in.); Sheet: 56.5 x 43.5 cm (22 1/4 x 17 1/8 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.150

Catalogue raisonné: Bouvet 4

Edition: 100

Impression: 22

Did you know?

The embossed mark below the lower left corner of this print indicates that it was included in L'Estampe Originale, a monthly luxury publication during the 1890s that featured original prints.

Description

Pierre Bonnard favored domestic scenes, often focusing on the intimacy of family life. This early lithograph is one of several that he made depicting his sister Andrée and her infant son Jean, born the year before. Bonnard included himself in the image at lower right, gazing at his nephew. The awkward cropping of the figures of the artist and his sister, along with the flat planes of color throughout the image, suggest the influence of Japanese woodblock prints on Bonnard during this period.

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