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
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.
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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