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Ruelle à Vernonnet [Lane at Vernonnet]
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2015

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Ruelle à Vernonnet [Lane at Vernonnet] About 1912 - 1914

On Display Modern One

In 1912 Bonnard bought a house in Vernonnet a village on the Seine, north west of Paris. He became good friends with fellow artist Claude Monet who lived in the nearby town of Giverny. When Bonnard moved to Vernonnet he abandoned the dark colours he had used in his early work for a palette of glowing purples, pinks, greens and yellows, as seen in this painting. Like many other artists, Bonnard found that the bright light led him to paint in more vibrant tones.

Glossary Open


A hand-held board on which a painter lays out and mixes the colours he or she is using. By extension it is used to describe the range of colours employed by an artist.



  • Acc. No. GMA 2932
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.00 x 65.20 cm (framed: 94.00 x 83.00 x 10.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with funds given by Mrs Charles Montagu Douglas Scott, 1961