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Collection Online as of February 24, 2024

Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride

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

Did You Know?

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.
  • ?-1988
    (Barbara Davidson Fine Art, Seattle, sold to Mr. John Bonebrake, Cleveland, OH)
    Mr. John Bonebrake, Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=Donkey Ride|url=false|author=Pierre Bonnard, Crevel Frères, E. Fremont|year=1893|access-date=24 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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