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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Pierre Bonnard, French (Fontenay-aux-Roses, France 1867 - 1947 Cannet, France)
Street Scene, Evening
Work Type
c. 1897
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink, watercolor, and black crayon on off-white wove paper, framing line in graphite
20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: B
  • gallery label: M. KNOEDLER & CO., INC. / 14 EAST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK, N.Y. / P [in graphite:] WCA 1109 [printed:] F [in graphite:] 90328 / TITLE [in graphite: Street Scene Evening / by Pierre Bonnard
  • inscription: verso, lower left of inner layer, visible against light: N2 or [W2?] in circle
  • gallery label: THE NEW GALLERY / 601 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK / ARTIST: Bonnard DATE: c. 1897 / TITLE: Boulevard STOCK: pur 54 / MEDIUM: watercolor PRICE: exch / SIZE: 7 x 10 ins.
  • gallery label: INV. # 906 / ARTIST: Bonnard / TITLE: Street Scene Evening / FRANK PERLS GALLERY / BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA
  • gallery label: M. K[noedler] [rest of label destroyed]
The New Gallery, New York [1954?]. M. Knoedler & Co., New York. Frank Perls Gallery, Beverly Hills. Richard B. Sisson, New York [before 1965]; bequest to Harvard University Art Museums, 2005.

Notes: Provenance based on list in Bowdoin 1965 catalogue and labels from back of frame.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Richard B. Sisson and through the generosity of Anthony and Celeste Meier
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Collecting Privately, exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, Maine, 1965), cat. no. 21

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 102-103, 282, repr. p.102 as fig. 5

Exhibition History

Collecting Privately, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, 07/02/1965 - 09/05/1965

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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