Échappee sur la rivière, Vernon [View of the River, Vernon]
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2004

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Échappee sur la rivière, Vernon [View of the River, Vernon] 1923
This painting shows a view close to Bonnard's home in Vernonnet in northern France. The river Seine can be seen through the trees and bushes, while on the right there are three figures walking through the undergrowth. A fallen tree or branch is reduced to a slashed diagonal line which serves to unite the foreground and distance. As in many of Bonnard's mature landscapes, the rich colour and sensuous handling of paint create a feeling of warmth and luxuriance.

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 2931
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 48.30 x 45.70 cm
  • Credit Presented by Sir Alexander Maitland in memory of his wife Rosalind 1960