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View of The Old Port, Saint-Tropez

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

Date:
1911
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
33 x 34 in. (83.8 x 86.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower left): Bonnard
    (on stretcher in blue crayon): "Entrée de Port (1911, St. Tropez)"

  • Provenance

    [Bernheim Jeune, Paris, from 1911; purchased from the artist]; Aurélien Lugné Poë, Paris; [Bernheim Jeune, Paris, until 1923; sold on July 6, 1923, for $1,500, to Thayer]; Scofield Thayer, New York (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

    Paris. MM. Bernheim-Jeune & Cie. "Bonnard: Œuvres récentes," June 17–July 6, 1912, no. 5 (as "Entrée de Port, Provence").

    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 "St. Tropez").

    Worcester Art Museum. "Exhibition of the Dial Collection of Paintings, Engravings, and Drawings by Contemporary Artists," March 5–30, 1924, no. 3 (as "St. Tropez").

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

    Art Institute of Chicago. "Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Prints by Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard," December 15, 1938–January 15, 1939, no. 23 (as "St. Tropez," lent by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts).

    Cleveland Museum of Art. "Pierre Bonnard," March 3–April 11, 1948, no. 51 (as "Saint-Tropez," anonymous loan through the courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts).

    New York. The Museum of Modern Art. "Pierre Bonnard," May 10–September 6, 1948, no. 51.

    Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 3 (as "St. Tropez").

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

    Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial Revisited," June 29–August 22, 1971, no catalogue.

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

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selection Three," October 22, 1985–January 26, 1986, 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. 26; as "Saint-Tropez").

    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. 27 (as "Vue d'un port méditerranéen [Saint-Tropez]").

    Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. "Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen," January 23–April 12, 1993, no. 13 (as "Vue d'un port méditerranéen, Saint-Tropez").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895-1950," March 8, 2000–January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 78; as "View of the Old Port, Saint Tropez").

    Paris. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. "Méditerranée de Courbet à Matisse," September 19, 2000–January 15, 2001, no. 4 (as "Le Port de Saint-Tropez").

    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. 29.

    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. 29.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800-1920," February 4–May 6, 2007, no. 121.

    Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Französische Meisterwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," June 1–October 7, 2007, unnumbered cat. (p. 242).

    Le Cannet. Musée Bonnard. "Bonnard and Le Cannet. In the Mediterranean Light," June 25–September 25, 2011, no. 5 (as "Le Port de Saint-Tropez").

  • References

    François Fosca. Bonnard. Geneva, 1919, pl. XXII.

    Dial 79 (July 1925), ill., frontispiece (color).

    André Fontainas. Bonnard. Paris, [1928], unpaginated, ill.

    François-Joachim Beer. Pierre Bonnard. Marseilles, 1947, pl. 85.

    John Rewald. Pierre Bonnard. Exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art. New York, 1948, p. 140, no. 51.

    Rolf Söderberg. Pierre Bonnard. Stockholm, 1949, ill. p. 45.

    Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, p. 58, no. 3.

    Jean and Henry Dauberville. Bonnard: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 2, 1906–1919. Paris, 1968, p. 235, no. 660, ill.

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

    Steven A. Nash in Bonnard: The Late Paintings. Ed. Sasha M. Newman. Exh. cat., Paris Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Washington, 1984, p. 21, fig. 5.

    Lisa M. Messinger in "Notable Acquisitions 1984–1985." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (1985), pp. 45–46, ill. (color).

    Terence Measham in 20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Australian National Gallery. Canberra, 1986, p. 26, ill. (color).

    Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, p. 83, colorpl. 60.

    Michel Terrasse. Bonnard at Le Cannet. New York, 1988, ill. p. 10 (color).

    Anette Kruszynski in Pierre Bonnard: Das Glück zu malen. Exh. cat., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf, 1993, pp. 26–27, 181, no. 13, ill. p. 131 (color).

    Françoise Cachin in Méditerranée de Courbet à Matisse. Exh. cat., Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. Paris, 2000, p. 62.

    Jacqueline Henry in Méditerranée de Courbet à Matisse. Exh. cat., Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. Paris, 2000, p. 174, no. 4, ill. and colorpl. 72.

    Antoine Terrasse. Bonnard: Shimmering Color. New York, 2000, pp. 62–63, 139, ill. (color).

    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. 163, 180–81, no. 121, ill. (color and bw).

    Sabine Rewald in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 193, 214, no. 178, ill. (color and bw).

  • See also
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