medium-weight cream wove paper, the only known state, signed and
numbered "89" (from the total edition of 100), below, next to the
monogramme, a fine impression
(with a slight discharge of ink, center, above the black dog), with the
usual small (full) margins,
very slightly light-stained along the edges from an old mount, traces
of old mounting tape on the reverse, otherwise in excellent condition
L. 365x260mm; S.
Bonnard has playfully
flattened the representation of a park scene with romping dogs set
against a distant caleche, the scale only suggested by relative size,
as is clear from the unusually massive grizzled terrier, urinating on
the corner of the lower margin.
Its is characterized by a casually modern
handling and innovative layout (which he would use again in his famous 4-paneled paravent, La Promenade des Nourrices, designed the following year).