RICHARD  NATHANSON

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PIERRE BONNARD

1867 - 1947

 

 

 

Ville du Midi (Saint-Tropez)   oil on canvas  11 5/8 x 22 ½  ins   

 

 

In the winter of 1914, Bonnard rented, for two months, the Villa Josephine in St Tropez. This is the only distanced view of Saint-Tropez from this period, recorded in the Dauberville Catalogue Raisonne.

The grey turbulence of sea and sky reflect a mood of war. Yet Bonnard seems also to be escaping through the delicate, vibrant, layered harmonies of contrasting colour.

 

Literature:

Jean and Henry Dauberville, Bonnard Catalogue Raisonne de l'Oeuvre Peint, Paris 1992, Vol.11, P.338, No. 805 illustrated.

 

Provenance:  

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired 1914)
Private Collection, England

 

 

 

 

 

Femme a l'Ombrelle   oil   20.25 x 17 ins                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

Port de Cannes   oil on canvas   17.75 x 25 ins                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

View from the Artist's Garden   oil   19.75 x 23 ins                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

Femme en bleu   oil   31 x 12 ins                                                                

 

 

 

Click here for Richard Nathanson’s catalogue foreword to the 1978 Exhibition 
104 drawings illustrating La
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This was adapted for his November 1978 Sunday Times magazine article.

 

 

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