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'.
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