Louis Bonnier

Theodore van Rysselberghe (Belgian, 1862–1926)


39 x 29 in. (100 x 73.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View




1903, Louis Bonnier (the sitter; b. 1856 – d. 1946), Paris; by descent through his son, Jacques Bonnier (b. 1884 – d. 1964), Paris, to the family of his granddaughter, Jacqueline Lordonnois (b. 1910 – d. 2011) [see note 1]. June 22, 2016, anonymous sale, Audap-Mirabaud at Drouot, Paris, lot 123, unsold. 2017, Kunsthandel Studio 2000, Blaricum, The Netherlands; 2017, sold by Studio 2000 to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2017)

[1] According to the catalogue of the 2016 Audap-Mirabaud auction, the painting stayed with the family of the sitter. Ronald Feltkamp, Théo van Rysselberghe, 1862-1926 (Brussels and Paris: Racine and Editions de l’Amateur, 2003), pp. 88 and 344 (cat. no. 1903-11), published it as being in the Lordonnois collection.

Credit Line

Mary L. Cornille and John F. Cogan, Jr. Fund for the Art of Europe