Petites scènes familières

Donkey Ride

(French, 1867–1947)
(French, 19th century)
(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.)
Catalogue raisonné: Bouvet 16
Location: not on view
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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.
Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride


Pierre Bonnard, Crevel Frères, E. Fremont

(French, 1867–1947), (French, 19th century), (French, 19th century)
France, 19th century

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