"The Green Blouse", 1919
Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867-1947
Oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 26 7/8 in. (101.9 x 68.3 cm)
Signed and dated (lower left): Bonnard
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982, MMA 1984.433.3
(From the info card):|
"This painting captures a scene the artist must often have observed. His longtime companion and future wife, Marthe (Maria Boursin), is seated at a table laden with dishes and a fruit bowl. The profile of an attendant or maid is visible at the left. Although Marthe was in her fifties at the time, she appears as ageless as she always does in Bonnard's paintings."