Tourangeau bonnet would never be seen now. The dogs in the foreground are wonderfully natural and the whole scene bathed in a sort of honeyed glow.
It was painted by his father in 1947 and Bernard thinks it depicts Bastille Day celebrations in Bossay sur Claise. The characters portrayed are real people from the village and Bernard would like to put names to the faces. He thinks the red-headed woman in the pink dress in the centre, sitting on the corner of the table, is his mother, and he can guess the identities of a couple of other people, but apart from that he has no clue.
So if you can identify any of these people please let us know by commenting on the blog, emailing us via our profile links on the right side bar or getting in touch with Bernard directly.