An Apparition
by Pierre Bonnaud


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Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed: Signed lower right

Dated: 1900

Condition: Very nice condition - lined and conserved c. 1980

Size: 40.00" x 16.00" (101.6cm x 40.6cm)

Framed size: 46.00" x 22.00" (116.8cm x 55.9cm)

Further information

The artist originally decided to include a flat bottom glass and later changed his mind to include a fluted glass. The ghost of the original painting is still visible - adding to the mystery of the painting.

Artist biography

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In 1883 Pierre Bonnaud entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, where he was taught by J.B. Poncet. He then went to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his teachers were Jean-Paul Laurens, Gustave Moreau, Bonnat and Gérôme. The colour harmonies Bonnaud learned from Gustave Moreau are most in evidence in his unsentimental portraits of Salomé and Diana. His works include: Idleness (1892); Old Song (1898); At the Gunsmith's (1899); Charge! (1900); Death of Hippolytus (1907); and End of the Intrigue (1910). He also worked for fashion magazines.

Pierre Bonnaud exhibited at the Lyons Salon from 1888, winning a medal of honour in 1899, and at the Paris Salon from 1891.