Little Laundry Girl
From L'Album des peintres-graveurs (The Album of Painter-Printmakers) (Paris, 1896)
Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867 - 1947. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Bonnard was one of the wittiest members of Les Nabis, a band of young artists (including Édouard Vuillard) who were inspired by Japanese color woodcuts and traditional French folk prints to use flat colors and decorative contours. Here the crooked black silhouette and the angle of the street convey the solitude and fatigue of the little worker.