Street Corner

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

Date: ca. 1897

Medium: Lithograph in four colors on cream wove paper

Dimensions: Sheet: 13 3/4 x 18 11/16 in. (35 x 47.5 cm)
Image: 14 3/16 × 11 1/4 in. (36 × 28.5 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928

Accession Number: 28.50.4(3)

Rights and Reproduction: © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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.