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Child with Lamp

A work made of lithograph printed in pink, green, brick red, blue, and orange on light gray chine.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of lithograph printed in pink, green, brick red, blue, and orange on light gray chine.

Date:

1897

Artist:

Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867-1947

About this artwork

Bonnard was sometimes called the Nabi Japonard, or Japanese Nabi, because he used the asymmetrical composition,elevated viewpoint, and bold colors of japanese prints in his own work. Like Vuillard, Bonnard used children and his own family as favorite models for his early interiors. Attention here centers on the lamp, an example of Bonnard’s symbolist interest in the secret life of ordinary objects. As in Japanese composition, Bonnard constructs the space from several points of view, so that we seem to enter the picture from the position of the object.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Bonnard

Title

Child with Lamp

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1897

Medium

Lithograph printed in pink, green, brick red, blue, and orange on light gray chine

Dimensions

Image: 32 × 44.5 cm (12 5/8 × 17 9/16 in.); Sheet: 41 × 57.2 cm (16 3/16 × 22 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Frank B. Hubachek

Reference Number

1946.6

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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