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Jennifer Bartlett & Pierre Bonnard

In and Out of the Garden


Jennifer Bartlett & Pierre Bonnard In and Out of the Garden

KLAUS OTTMANN

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, WASHINGTON, D.C., IN ASSOCIATION WITH D GILES LIMITED


This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Jennifer Bartlett & Pierre Bonnard: In and Out of the Garden on display at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. from June 27 – September 20, 2020. © 2020 The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. First published in 2020 by The Phillips Collection 1600 Twenty-first Street, NW Washington, D.C., 20009-1090 www.phillipscollection.org In association with GILES An imprint of D Giles Limited 66 High Street Lewes, BN7 1XG, UK gilesltd.com ISBN 978-1-911282-68-6 (hardcover edition) All rights reserved No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of The Phillips Collection and D Giles Limited.

Dimensions are given in inches followed by centimeters. Height precedes width. For The Phillips Collection: Project management and editing by Liza Key Strelka Copy-edited by Michaelyn Mitchell For D Giles Limited: Copy-edited and proofread by Jenny Wilson Designed by Helen Swansbourne Produced by D Giles Limited Printed and bound in Slovenia Library of Congress Control Number: 2020900126

Front cover illustrations: Jennifer Bartlett, Pool, 1983, oil on canvas (detail of Plate 18) Pierre Bonnard, The Open Window (Soleil d’avril; La Fenêtre ouverte), 1921, oil on canvas (detail of Plate 32) Back cover illustration: Jennifer Bartlett, Path, 2011, oil on canvas (detail of Plate 26) Frontispiece: Pierre Bonnard, The Palm (Le Palmier), 1926, oil on canvas (detail of Plate 36)


Contents 6 Foreword 9 In and Out of the Garden

KLAUS OTTMANN

32 Plates 77 Works in the Exhibition 80 Photo Credits


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Jennifer Bartlett In the Garden (Study) 1980 Gouache and pencil on paper 16¾ × 36 in. (42.5 × 91.4 cm) Private collection 34


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Jennifer Bartlett Pool 1983 Oil on canvas 3 parts, overall: 84 Ă— 180 in. (213.4 Ă— 457.2 cm) Private collection 52


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Pierre Bonnard The Terrace (Jardin sauvage) 1918 Oil on canvas 62¾ × 98¼ in. (159.4 × 249.6 cm) The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Acquired 1935 67


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Pierre Bonnard The Open Window (Soleil d’avril; La Fenêtre ouverte)

Pierre Bonnard The Open Window (Soleil d’avril; La Fenêtre ouverte)

c. 1921 Pencil on paper 4¾ × 81⁄16 in. (12.1 × 20.5 cm) The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Anonymous gift, 2006

c. 1921 Pencil on paper 4¾ × 81⁄16 in. (12.1 × 20.5 cm) The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Anonymous gift, 2006

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Pierre Bonnard The Open Window (Soleil d’avril; La Fenêtre ouverte) 1921 Oil on canvas 46½ × 37¾ in. (118.1 × 95.9 cm) The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Acquired 1930 69


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Pierre Bonnard Almond Tree (L’Amandier) c. 1930 Oil on canvas 20⅛ × 13¾ in. (51.1 × 34.9 cm) Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet, Côte d’Azur, Gift of the Meyer Foundation

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Pierre Bonnard Garden with Small Bridge (Jardin au petit pont) 1937 Oil on canvas 39 × 48⅞ in. (99.1 × 124.1 cm) Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Bequest of Wright S. Ludington 75

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