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oil on canvas
109.0 × 132.0 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1949
© Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Acquired from the artist by Ambroise Vollard (1866–1939) (dealer-collector), Paris, before November 1905; collection of Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) and Leo Stein (1872–1947), Paris, after November 1905 until 1907; exchanged (for a Renoir) with Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1907; with Galerie Bernheim-Jeune (dealer), Paris, by 1914; collection of Sir Kenneth Clark (1903–83), Upper Terrace House, Hampstead, London, until (c. 1943); collection of Mrs S. Kaye, Cookham-on-Thames, Berkshire, by 1943/47–1949; with Lefevre Gallery (dealer), London, 1949; from where purchased, on the advice of A. J. L. McDonnell, for the Felton Bequest, 1949.

Exhibited: Salon d’Automne, Paris, 1905, no. 152 as Sommeil; Picasso and his contemporaries, Lefevre Gallery, London, 1943, no. 3; Bonnard and his French contemporaries, Lefevre Gallery, London, June-July 1947, no 10 as L’Atelier de L’Artist lent by Mrs S. Kaye, England; Bonnard, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Cleveland Museum of Art, 1948, no. 26, lent by Mrs S. Kaye, England.