Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947)
From the series Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris, 1899
Lithograph in four colors
10 5/8 x 14 in. (27 x 35.5 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928 (22.214.171.124)
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Like Ando Hiroshige, Bonnard captured the animated life of the city in casual scenes of crowded boulevards, bridges, and back streets. Often employing an elevated bird's-eye view that scattered silhouetted figures across the surface of a picture, both artists were ever on the lookout for the anecdotal and picturesque in the urban scheme.