Je veux pour te tuer (I Want to Kill You); illustration from Paul Verlaine's "Parallèlement (Side by Side)"

Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867 - 1947



Lithograph (pink sanguine) on wove paper

Sheet: 11 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (29.8 × 24.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Auguste Clot


Ambroise Vollard, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on plate, center left: JE VEUX, POUR TE TUER... / Je veux, pour te tuer, ô temps qui me dévastes, / Remonter jusqu'aux jours bleuis des amours chastes / Et bercer ma luxure & ma honte au bruit doux / D'un baiser sur Sa main & non plus dans Leurs cous.. / Le Tibère effrayant que je suis à cette heure,/ Quoi que j'en aie, & que je rie ou que je pleure, / Qu'il dorme! pour rêver, loin d’un cruel bonheur, / Aux tendrons pâlots dont on ménageait l’honneur / Es-fêtes, dans, après le bal sur la pelouse, / Le clair de lune quand le clocher sonnait douze.; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: Bonnard; insribed, in graphite, lower right: 66-11x LR; Watermark, upper left: PARALLELEMENT

Course History

Studio Art 15.03, Drawing I, Andrew Shea, Fall 2023


Ferdinand Roten Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland; sold to present collection, 1957.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bouvet (1981): 73; Ives 82; Roger-Marx 94; Boston (Artist and Book) 27

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