Saint Monique #164 by Pierre Bonnard
Pierre Bonnard one of the founders of the famous Nabis was one of the first to experiment with lithography in the late 19th century that inspired numerous other artists to make prints including Toulouse-Lautrec. He is one of the few modern artists to consistently create high quality fine art prints throughout his career.
At the request of the famous gallery owner and art dealer Ambroise Vollard in1920, Bonnard produced 29 drawings transferred to stone lithographs, 17 etchings and 178 wood block drawings to illustrate Vollard's book of Saint Monique. Vollard envisaged the images and his narrative as a series of dialogues akin to a theater play. The project was not published until a whole decade later, combining wood cut, etching and lithography to produce one of the greatest deluxe books in the history of printmaking.
Technical Details: Lithographs on Arches Wove Paper. Sheet size: 13 x 10 inches. Provenance: Sainte Monique, Ambroise Vollard Editeur, Aime Jourde (printer) 1930. Special pricing for all four images.