Catalogue entry

Pierre Bonnard 1867-1947

N05414 Le Caf? (Coffee) 1915

Inscribed 'Bonnard' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 28 3/8 x 41 7/8 (73 x 106.5)
Presented by Sir Michael Sadler through the NACF 1941
Prov: With Josse Hessel, Paris; with Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1923; with Independent Gallery, London, 1924; Sir Michael Sadler, Oxford
Exh: The CAS: Second Loan Exhibition of Foreign Paintings, M. Knoedler, London, February 1928 (40); The Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions (2nd Exhibition), CEMA touring exhibition, November 1944-November 1945 (7, repr.); The Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions (2nd Exhibition), National Gallery, London, June-July 1945 (4, repr.); Paintings by Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, RSA, Edinburgh, August-September 1948 (43); Pierre Bonnard, RA, London, January-March 1966 (120); Pierre Bonnard, Haus der Kunst, Munich, October 1966-January 1967 (69, repr.); Pierre Bonnard, Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, January-April 1967 (79, repr.)
Lit: Jean and Henry Dauberville, Bonnard (Paris 1968), No.822, Vol.2, p.351, repr. and dated 1915
Repr: Formes, No.9, November 1930, between pp.4 and 5; Studio, CXXVII, 1944, p.151

The girl on the left (Marthe Bonnard) appears again wearing the same dress and holding what looks like the same dog in a painting in the Mus?e de Grenoble, 'Young Woman with a Dog', which is signed and dated 1914.

This picture has also been known as 'Afternoon Tea'.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.64-5, reproduced p.64