This painting has been exhibited under several different titles - firstly as Interior
in 1920, then Interior at Antibes
in 1924, before settling as The Bowl of Milk
in 1937. A label on the back titles the painting as ‘Fillette en rose’ – the only title which directly references the statue-like ‘girl in pink’ who stands in the beautifully furnished room in the south of France, with its view out over the Mediterranean Sea.
The Bowl of Milk
The C C Land Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 116.2 x 121 cm Tate. Bequeathed by Edward Le Bas 1967
Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947) was a French artist who worked in the fields of painting, print-making, and photography. His work is best known for his use of colour, unusual vantage points and intimate portraits of domestic scenes from his own life. He was part of the Les Nabis group of avant-garde artists in the 1890s, alongside Paul Sérusier, Édouard Vuillard, and Maurice Denis. Bonnard often worked from memory, giving his paintings a dream-like quality.