29 June 2000
Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)
a notebook of 25 drawings, 6 of which independently framed
no 1 stamped with the initials'PB' (recto lower left), nos 2-3, 5-14 and 16 stamped with the initials 'PB' (recto) and with the studio cachet (verso); nos 15, 17-22 stamped with the initials 'PB' (lower right)
pencil on paper
from 7 x 8½in. (17.4 x 21.4cm.) to 3¾ x 41/8in. (8.5 x 10.5cm.)
Executed circa 1926-27
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The diversity and variety of this carnet, witnessing Bonnard's restless creative tension, convey all the strength of the artist's observant eye.
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