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Pierre Bonnard

[French Nabi Painter, 1867-1947]

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Original works by Pierre Bonnard available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Dining Room on the Garden, 1934-35

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
12 works by Bonnard

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Le Moulin Rouge, 1891

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Little Laundry Girl (La Petite Blanchisseuse), lithograph, 1895-96

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Pastel collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Pierre Bonnard: Observing Nature

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Woman in front of a mirror

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
The Port of Cannes

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
La petite blanchisseuse

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Woman in a White Hat, ca.1908

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, East Sussex, England

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Women with Dog, 1891

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
The Little Laundress, lithograph, 1896

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
3 works by or related to the artist

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Toilette, etching

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
12 paintings

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Nature Morte à la théière

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
The Breakfast, 1922

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "B"

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (in German)  
Paysage du Cannet, 1926

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (in German)  
Le Cannet sous la neige, 1927

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
The Linen

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
View from the Artist's Studio, Le Cannet

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France (mostly in French)  
Paysage normand, 1920

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
Le Café du Petit-Poucet

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Fleurs sur une cheminée au Cannet

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, France (in French)  
Fenêtre ouverte sur la seine

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
(If the image is not clickable, click "Agrandir l'image" to enlarge the image)

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
L'enfant à la lampe, ca.1897

Musée Maurice Denis, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (in French)  
Paravent aux lapins

Museo del Corso, Rome (in Italian)  
La Senna a Vernonnet

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
4 works by Bonnard

Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan
Gate at the Villa Bosquet in Le Cannet, 1944

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Young Girl Sitting with a Rabbit, 1891

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
2 works online

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
The Dinning Room, ca.1925

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
The Lessons, 1898

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Cliffs of St. Adrion

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Nu à contre-jour

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
The Basket of Fruit, 1922

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Jardin au Petit Pont, 1937

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2003-2004 exhibition

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Danish Museums Online (in Danish)  
(You can switch to English by going to the very top of the site, but the viewable works are much fewer)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SitePierre Bonnard at The Athenaeum
107 works online by Bonnard

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Pierre Bonnard at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from the 2005 exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Art of the First World War


The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Pierre Bonnard  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier -- Pierre Bonnard

Art + Auction Magazine
Les Baigneuses dans un parc, ca.1900-01

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"The Key to Pierre Bonnard, a Quiet Man Par Excellence," article by Souren Melikian

Slate Magazine
"Bathroom Beauty: Pierre Bonnard's voyeuristic obsession," article by Christopher Benfey

The New York Observer
"Save Bonnard, Vuillard, Pass Beyond the Easel", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Pierre Bonnard, Returns In Triumph To D.C. Museum", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Pierre Bonnard at MoMA: O.K. to Like Him Again?", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Pierre Bonnard at the Met", brief 2009 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"The Master Bather", 1998 article by Peter Schjeldahl (via Artnet)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis, and Roussel

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Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late

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Bonnard And the Nabis

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Bonnard: Shimmering Color

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