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Paris Boulevard at Night

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Bonnard may have based this painting of the Boulevard de Clichy (in the artists' quarter of Montmartre) on the view from his studio window. Bonnard captures the still-novel spectacle of artificially illuminated night, with trees washed by light from below and shadows cast in multiple directions....

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Inscription

Lower right: Bonnard / 19[00]

Provenance

Galerie Duret, Paris. Fayet Collection, Paris. Paul Rosenberg and Co., Paris and New York. October 24, 1929, sold by Paul Rosenberg and Co., New York to John Taylor Spaulding, Boston, MA (d. 1948); 1948, bequest of Spaulding. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

1900

Dimensions

45.1 x 58.1 cm (17 3/4 x 22 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.520

Medium or Technique

Oil on paperboard

Collections

Europe

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