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Nursemaids’ Promenade, Frieze of Carriages

Nursemaids’ Promenade, Frieze of Carriages

1895
(French, 1867–1947)
Sheet: 137.4 x 47.3 cm (54 1/8 x 18 5/8 in.); Image: 137.4 x 47.3 cm (54 1/8 x 18 5/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Bouvet 55
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Although this screen was issued in an edition of 110, only about 20 copies survive today.

Description

This charming scene of a nanny and her three charges extends across four panels meant to be mounted as a folding screen. Pierre Bonnard emulated the solidly colored flat forms of Japanese color woodcut prints, which he collected. He featured the screen in his first solo exhibition at Paris's prestigious Galeries Durand-Ruel in 1896.
  • after 1895-by 1917
    Edmond Sagot [1857-1917, Lugt 2253/4], Paris
    by 1917-?
    Maurice Le Garrec [1881-1937; Lugt 1766a] Paris, by descent
    before 2008
    (C. G. Boerner, New York, sold to Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley, Shaker Heights, OH)
    2008-
    Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley, Shaker Heights, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    2008-
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Bouvet, Francis. Bonnard: The Complete Graphic Work. New York: Rizzoli, 1981. Mentioned: no. 55
    Brown, Heather Lemonedes. “The Nabi City.” In Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900. Mary Weaver Chapin and Heather Lemonedes Brown, 222-261. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2021. Mentioned: P. 224-225; Reproduced: P. 240-241, no. 153
    Basch, Sophie. Le Japonisme, Un Art Français. Œuvres En Sociétés. Dijon: Les Presses du réel, 2022. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 453-454, fig. 227
  • Treasures on Paper from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 9-June 8, 2014).
    Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (co-organizer) (July 1-September 19, 2021); Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (co-organizer) (October 23, 2021-January 23, 2022).
    Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 11, 2022-January 8, 2023).
  • {{cite web|title=Nursemaids’ Promenade, Frieze of Carriages|url=false|author=Pierre Bonnard, Molines, Galeries Lafayette|year=1895|access-date=01 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2008.31