Pierre Bonnard Coffee 1915

Artwork details

Artist
Pierre Bonnard 1867–1947
Title
Coffee
Le Café
Date 1915
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 730 x 1064 mm
frame: 948 x 1282 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Sir Michael Sadler through the Art Fund 1941
Reference
N05414
Not on display

Display caption

The dining table was one of Bonnard's favourite subjects. Its associations with domestic routine and conviviality were in tune with his intimate vision of art. Here, the artist's wife Marthe sips coffee, with her pet dog at her side. The table stretches invitingly before us, so that the painting appears to record the casual glance of someone about to sit down opposite Marthe.

September 2004