Pierre Bonnard: The Croquet Game (1892)

bonnardcroquetgame Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), The Croquet Game (1892), oil on canvas, 130 x 162.5 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris). The Athenaeum.

Note: This painting has also been called Crepuscule (Twilight). The following is a caption quoted from Colta Ives et. al.

Crepuscule (Twilight), 1892, Oil on canvas, 130 x 162 mm. Paris, Musee d’Orsay,
Gift of M. de Wildenstein through the Societe des Amis du Musee d’Orsay

“A game of croquet at Le Clos, the Bonnard family’s property at Le Grand-Lemps in southeast France. From left, Claude Terrasse (the painter’s brother-in-law), Eugene Bonnard (his father), Andree Terrasse (his sister), and Berthe Schaedlin
(his cousin). The figures in the distance are imaginary.”

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Bonnard, Pierre, Colta Feller Ives, Helen Emery Giambruni, and Sasha M. Newman. 1989. Pierre Bonnard, the graphic art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15324coll10/id/92079 , (accessed 8 Nov 2018).

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