Pierre Bonnard 1867-1947
N05462 Pont de la Concorde
Inscribed 'Bonnard' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 32 3/4 (60 x 83)
Presented by the Earl of Sandwich 1944
Prov: With Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (purchased from the artist, 17 May 1913); sold in Christiana; Montague Shearman, London; through Redfern Gallery, London; the Earl of Sandwich, Hinchingbrooke, 1940
Exh: Bonnard: Oeuvres Récentes, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, May-June 1913 (8); Den Franske Utstilling i Kunstnerforbundet, Christiana, November-December 1916 (43); The CAS: Loan Exhibition of Modern Foreign Painting, Colnaghi's Galleries, London, June-July 1924 (2); Opening Exhibition of the Modern Foreign Gallery, Tate Gallery, June-October 1926 (works not numbered); French and English Paintings, Redfern Gallery, London, June-July 1939 (16); Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London, July-September 1939 (16); French and English Paintings, Redfern Gallery, London, November 1939 (13); The Montague Shearman Collection, Redfern Gallery, London, April-May 1940 (8); French Paintings and Sculpture of the 20th Century, RBA, London, May 1943 (17); The Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions (2nd Exhibition), CEMA touring exhibition, November 1944-November 1945 (8); The Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions (2nd Exhibition), National Gallery, London, June-July 1945 (5); Paris vu par les Maîtres de Corot à Utrillo, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, March-June 1961 (8, repr.); Pierre Bonnard, RA, London, January-March 1966 (109)
Lit: Jean and Henry Dauberville, Bonnard (Paris 1968), No.753, Vol.2, p.303, repr.
Repr: Studio, CXXXVIII, 1949, p.66
A view from the Pont de la Concorde in Paris, looking up the Seine towards the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame. The other bridges are the Pont de Solférino and the Pont Royal.
According to Jean and Henry Dauberville, Bonnard reworked the figures in March 1915, in particular the old lady.
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, p.64, reproduced p.64