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Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947) Auguste Clot, Printer (French, 1858-1936)


Bonnard's portfolio of color lithographs, Several Aspects of Parisian Life, presents twelve random observations that sum up the unique atmosphere and irrepressible vitality of the French capital in the 1890s.

While Bonnard had previous experience with lithography, he drew this set on transfer paper, which the professional printer, Auguste Clot, transferred to the lithographic stones for printing.

This portfolio marked Vollard's first publishing venture.  Its financial failure did not dissuade him from a stream of future print projects.

Object Information

artist
Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947)
printer
Auguste Clot (French, 1858-1936)
creation date
1895
materials
color lithograph
dimensions
17 1/2 x 11 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
on mat: "No. 5 in quelque Apects de la vie de Paris/ Edition of 100 impressions/ Lithograph by Pierre Bonnard, 1895"
accession number
49.61
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
copyright
© Pierre Bonnard/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors