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The Dressing Room

Pierre Bonnard (French, Fontenay-aux-Roses 1867–1947 Le Cannet)

Date:
1914
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 3/8 x 34 3/4 in. (72.1 x 88.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (upper left): Bonnard/ 1914

  • Provenance

    [Bernheim Jeune, Paris, until ca. 1923]; Scofield Thayer, New York (ca. 1923-d. 1982; on view at the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1936-82; his bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Venice. Biennale. "XIII Esposizione internazionale d'arte," April–October 1922, no. 113 (as "Stanzino da 'toilette'") [probably this picture].

    New York. Montross Gallery. "Original Paintings, Drawings, and Engravings being Exhibited with the Dial Folio 'Living Art'," January 26–February 14, 1924, unnumbered checklist (as "Dressing Room").

    Worcester Art Museum. "Exhibition of the Dial Collection of Paintings, Engravings, and Drawings by Contemporary Artists," March 5–30, 1924, no. 1 (as "Dressing Room").

    Northampton, Mass.. Hillyer Art Gallery, Smith College. "The Dial Collection," spring 1924, no catalogue.

    Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 4 (as "Dressing Room").

    Worcester Art Museum. "Selections from the Dial Collection," November 13–30, 1965, unnum. checklist (as "Dressing Room").

    Worcester Art Museum. "'The Dial': Arts and Letters in the 1920s," March 7–May 10, 1981, no. 8 (as "Dressing Room").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selection Two," June 4–September 2, 1985, no catalogue.

    Canberra. Australian National Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," March 1–April 27, 1986, unnumbered cat. (p. 27; as "The dressing room").

    Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," May 7–July 1, 1986, unnumbered cat.

    Humlebaek, Denmark. Louisiana Museum. "Pierre Bonnard," September 11, 1992–January 10, 1993, no. 38 (as "La Toilette").

    Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. "Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen," January 23–April 12, 1993, no. 17 (as "La toilette").

    Munich. Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung. "Bonnard," January 28–April 24, 1994, no. 67 (as "La toilette").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895-1950," March 8, 2000–January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 79).

    Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 30.

    Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 30.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800-1920," February 4–May 6, 2007, no. 122.

    Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Französische Meisterwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," June 1–October 7, 2007, unnumbered cat. (p. 243; as "Die Toilette").

  • References

    Dial 80 (March 1926), ill. before p. 179 (color).

    Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, pp. 58–59, no. 4, ill.

    Nicholas Joost. Scofield Thayer and The Dial: An Illustrated History. Carbondale, Ill., 1964, ill. n. p.

    Jean and Henry Dauberville. Bonnard: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 2, 1906–1919. Paris, 1968, p. 343, no. 811, ill.

    Nicholas Joost. "The Dial Collection: Tastes and Trends of the 'Twenties." Apollo 94 (December 1971), p. 488.

    Lisa M. Messinger in "Notable Acquisitions 1984–1985." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (1985), pp. 44–45, ill. (color).

    Terence Measham in 20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Australian National Gallery. Canberra, 1986, p. 27, ill. (color).

    Ulrich Krempel in Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen. Exh. cat., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf, 1993, pp. 156, 181, no. 17, ill. p. 158 (color).

    Anette Kruszynski in Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen. Exh. cat., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf, 1993, pp. 38–39.

    Albert Kostenevich. Bonnard and the Nabis from the Collections of Russian Museums. Bournemouth, England, 1996, pp. 47, 65.

    Hidenori Kurita in Pierre Bonnard. Ed. Hidenori Kurita et al. Exh. cat., Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. Nagoya, 1997, p. 249, under no. 76, ill. p. 178.

    Charlotte Eyerman in Old Masters, Impressionists, and Moderns: French Masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New Haven, 2002, p. 196 n. 4.

    Impressionist & Modern Art. Part One. Sotheby's, New York, November 5, 2003, p. 66, under no. 19.

    Sabine Rewald in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 164, 181, no. 122, ill. (color and bw).

    Sabine Rewald in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 194, 214–15, no. 179, ill. (color and bw).

    Marina Ferretti Bocquillon in Bonnard en Normandie. Exh. cat., Musée des impressionnismes, Giverny. Paris, 2011, p. 12, fig. 3 (color).

    Marina Ferretti Bocquillon in Pierre Bonnard. Ed. Ulf Küster. Exh. cat., Fondation Beyeler. Basel, 2012, p. 116, fig. 5 (color).

  • See also
483440

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