A Road in Louveciennes, ca. 1870
Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919)
Oil on canvas; 15 x 18 1/4 in. (38.1 x 46.4 cm)
Signed (lower right): Renoir
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973 (1974.356.32)
This picture, which is in effect drawn directly with paint, was almost certainly executed out-of-doors about 1870. The site is in the village of Louveciennes, west of Paris, where Renoir's parents had a summer home. Camille Pissarro, who lived and worked in the village in 1869–70, painted a view of the same road (National Gallery, London).