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)


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.