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Woman with Mimosa

Artist:
Pierre Bonnard (French, Fontenay-aux-Roses 1867–1947 Le Cannet)
Date:
1924
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
19 × 24 3/8 in. (48.3 × 61.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Ann Eden Woodward (Mrs. William Woodward Jr.), 1975
Accession Number:
1978.264.8
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Bonnard
[Eugène Blot, Paris, until 1933; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 2, 1933, no. 30, as "Femme à la toque," for Fr 22,000]; Hans Gustaf Soderlünd, Stockholm (until 1950; sold on April 18, 1950, for $5,000, to Rosenberg); [Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, 1950–51; stock no. 3942; sold in 1951 to James]; Oliver B. James, Phoenix (1951–d. 1955; his estate sale, Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, October 19, 1955, no. 55, as "Femme aux mimeuses," 1922, for $17,000); Larry Aldrich, New York (1955–63; his sale, Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, October 30, 1963, no. 18, as "Femme aux mimeuses," 1922); Mrs. William (Ann Eden) Woodward, Jr., New York (1963–d. 1975; her bequest to MMA)

Stockholm. Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet. "Pierre Bonnard," March 1939, no. 19 (as "Femme au mimosa," 1916).

New York. Rosenberg Galleries. "Exhibition of 20th Century French Paintings," November 13–December 2, 1950, no. 2 (as "Woman with Mimosa," 1918).

New York. Paul Rosenberg & Co. "Modern French Paintings," May 1951, no catalogue.

New York. Paul Rosenberg & Co. "Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947)," March 12–April 7, 1956, no. 7 (as "Woman with Mimosa," 1922, lent by Mr. Larry L. Aldrich).

Palm Beach, Fla. Society of the Four Arts. "Loan Exhibition of Works by Pierre Bonnard, 1867–1947," January 4–27, 1957, no. 13 (as "Woman with Mimosa," 1922, lent by Larry L. Aldrich, New York, New York).

Richmond. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. "Paintings and Sculpture Collected by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Aldrich," January 16–March 1, 1959, no. 2 (as "Woman with Mimosa," 1922).

Atlanta Art Association Galleries. "Paintings and Sculpture Collected by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Aldrich," March 12–April 30, 1959, no. 2.

Tulsa and other cities. Circulated by the American Federation of Arts. "The Aldrich Collection," October 1960–April 1962, no. 4 (as "Woman with Mimosa," 1922). Traveled to Tulsa, Okl; Dallas; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Seattle; Chicago; Baltimore; Albany; Allentown, Penn; Tucson, Az; St. Louis.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Summer Loan Exhibition: Paintings from Private Collections," Summer 1967, no. 5 (lent by Mrs. William Woodward, Junior).

New York. Wildenstein. "The Inquiring Eye of Pierre Bonnard," November 6–December 11, 1981, no. 36.

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Bonnard," December 14, 1984–March 10, 1985, no. 109 (as "La Femme au mimosa," ca. 1924).

Frankfurt. Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut. "Bonnard," May 3–July 14, 1985, no. 109.

Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "An Ode to Gardens and Flowers," May 10–August 9, 1992, unnumbered cat. (p. 65).

Humlebaek. Louisiana Museum. "Pierre Bonnard," September 11, 1992–January 10, 1993, no. 69 (as "La Femme au Mimosa," ca. 1924).

Düsseldorf. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. "Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen," January 23–April 12, 1993, no. 34 (as "La Femme au Mimosa," ca. 1924).

Munich. Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung. "Bonnard," January 28–April 24, 1994, no. 102 (as "Frau mit Mimosen [La femme au mimosa]," ca. 1924).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 44).

Basel. Fondation Beyeler. "Flower Myth: Vincent van Gogh to Jeff Koons," February 27–May 22, 2005, no. 13.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pierre Bonnard: The Late Still Lifes and Interiors," January 27–April 19, 2009, no. 8.

Rolf Söderberg. Pierre Bonnard. Stockholm, 1949, ill. p. 52.

Stuart Preston. "By Group and Singly: 'Old Master' Modernists—Diverse Realism." New York Times (May 20, 1951), p. X6, notes the inclusion of this picture in a current exhibition at Paul Rosenberg's.

"Coming Auctions." Art News 54 (October 1955), p. 14, ill., dates it 1922.

Charles Z. Offin. "From the Editor's Notebook." Pictures on Exhibit 19 (October 1955), p. 17, ill. p. 32.

"$18,500 for Daumier Painting." New York Times (October 20, 1955), p. 18, states that this picture sold for $17,000 at the James sale.

Jean and Henry Dauberville. Bonnard: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 3, 1920–1939. Paris, 1973, p. 214, no. 1257, ill., call it "La Femme au mimosa" and date it about 1924.

Denys Sutton. The Inquiring Eye of Pierre Bonnard. Exh. cat., Wildenstein. New York, 1981, p. 24, no. 36, fig. 17, dates it about 1924; asserts that although it is characteristic of Bonnard's later intimism, the figure is seen out of doors.

Marianne Matta in Bonnard. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich. Zurich, 1984, pp. 220–21, no. 109, ill. (color), dates it about 1924.

Anette Kruszynski in Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen. Exh. cat., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Düsseldorf, 1993, pp. 33–34, 182, no. 34, ill. p. 117 (color), dates it about 1924.

Ulf Küster in Flower Myth: Vincent van Gogh to Jeff Koons. Exh. cat., Fondation Beyeler. Basel, 2005, pp. 96–97, 192, no. 13, ill. (color).

Dita Amory in Pierre Bonnard: The Late Still Lifes and Interiors. Ed. Dita Amory. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2009, pp. 91, 150, no. 8, ill. (color).



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