the artist (1926–27; sold in February 1927 to Bernheim-Jeune); [Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, from 1927]; Gaston Bernheim de Villers, Paris; Percy Moore Turner, London; Mrs. Pleydell [Bouverie], London; [Sam Salz, New York, until 1952; sold on November 14, 1952, for $18,500, to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1952–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)
Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Bonnard and His Environment," October 7–November 29, 1964, no. 38 (as "Red Poppies," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Gelman, Mexico City).
Art Institute of Chicago. "Bonnard and His Environment," January 8–February 28, 1965, no. 38.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Bonnard and His Environment," March 31–May 30, 1965, no. 38.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 175).
London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.
Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 199).
Paul Fierens. "La Grâce dans la peinture française." L'Art vivant 8 (December 1932), ill. p. 580, as "Fleurs".
Pierre Courthion. Bonnard, peintre du merveilleux. Lausanne, 1945, ill. p. 37, as "Fleurs".
Jean and Henry Dauberville. Bonnard: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 3, 1920–1939. Paris, 1973, pp. 287–88, no. 1354, ill., as "Bouquet des champs" or "Les Coquelicots".
Sabine Rewald inTwentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 174–75, 295, ill. (color and bw), notes that this vase appears in twenty works by Bonnard between 1911 and 1935 [see Notes].
William S. Lieberman inTwentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 1, fig. 3 (color, installation photo).
The vase in this picture appears in twenty-two other paintings by Bonnard. It was won by the artist at a fair in Verona.
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Pierre Bonnard (French, Fontenay-aux-Roses 1867–1947 Le Cannet)
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