A Road in Louveciennes

Artist: Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)

Date: ca. 1870

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 15 x 18 1/4 in. (38.1 x 46.4 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973

Accession Number: 1974.356.32

Description

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).

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