debout dans sa Baignoire
Commissioned by Edmond Frapier for the album, Maîtres et petits maîtres d'aujourd'hui, Bonnard created this important lithograph, one of the most successful, as a version of his picture, "Femme dans sa Baignoire" (see Dauberville, N° 1275).
Bonnard having recently moved
to the south of France with Marthe, at Le Cannet, he continued to
explore the theme of the nude in the bath, resorting to a candid
snapshot scenography that he had developed from years of practicing
photography (see Bonnard Photographe, Les Dossiers du Musée d'Orsay 16, Paris, 1987).
* Cf. the impression in the 5 April 2001 sale at PIASA: