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1867 - 1947




Ville du Midi (Saint-Tropez)   oil on canvas  11 5/8 x 22 ½  ins   



In the winter of 1914, Bonnard rented, for two months, the Villa Josephine in St Tropez. This is the only distanced view of Saint-Tropez from this period, recorded in the Dauberville Catalogue Raisonne.

The grey turbulence of sea and sky reflect a mood of war. Yet Bonnard seems also to be escaping through the delicate, vibrant, layered harmonies of contrasting colour.



Jean and Henry Dauberville, Bonnard Catalogue Raisonne de l'Oeuvre Peint, Paris 1992, Vol.11, P.338, No. 805 illustrated.



Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired 1914)
Private Collection, England






Femme a l'Ombrelle   oil   20.25 x 17 ins                                                                                                         






Port de Cannes   oil on canvas   17.75 x 25 ins                                                                                                                                                                   






View from the Artist's Garden   oil   19.75 x 23 ins                                                                                                                     






Femme en bleu   oil   31 x 12 ins                                                                




Click here for Richard Nathanson’s catalogue foreword to the 1978 Exhibition 
104 drawings illustrating La
This was adapted for his November 1978 Sunday Times magazine article.



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