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Lower part of third panel from left - woman with children and dog (fragment of a panel from the screen The Nannies' Promenade)
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Lower part of third panel from left - woman with children and dog (fragment of a panel from the screen The Nannies' Promenade)

1897

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)

Lithograph

Width: 67.8 cm ( frame ); Height: 141 cm ( frame ); Depth: 4 cm ( frame ); Width: 45.7 cm ( paper ); Height: 102.9 cm ( paper );

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Browse, Lillian; gift; 1982
G.1982.LB.2.4

About this work
An elegant Parisian woman trailed by children and a dog is rendered in blocks of subtle colour and cast adrift in space. The fascination with flat pattern is typical of Bonnard and his fellow Nabis (‘prophets’), a group of avant-garde artists active in Paris in the 1890s. This unusually elongated print was originally part of a panel of a folding screen. Bonnard had a strong affinity with Japanese art and produced

a number of Japanese-influenced screens. The Nannies’ Promenade was the only one to be composed of prints rather than painted panels. (Permanent collection label)



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2003

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