About this artwork

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.

  • title:
    Échappee sur la rivière, Vernon [View of the River, Vernon]
  • accession number:
    GMA 2931
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1923
  • measurements:
    48.30 x 45.70 cm (framed: 74.40 x 72.00 x 7.20 cm)
  • credit line:
    Presented by Sir Alexander Maitland in memory of his wife Rosalind 1960
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard