A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) single postcard featuring Ruelle à Vernonnet [Lane at Vernonnet] by Pierre Bonnard part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
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.
Pierre Bonnard (3 October 1867 – 23 January 1947) was a French painter, illustrator and printmaker, known especially for the stylized decorative qualities of his paintings and his bold use of colour.