August Renoir (French, 1841–1919)
Oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (47 x 39.4 cm)
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2003.20.9)
Hyacinthe-Eugène Meunier, known as Murer, was a celebrated pastry cook, restaurateur, novelist, poet, and avid collector of works by his friends Pissarro, Guillaumin, Sisley, and Renoir. This portrait was painted toward the end of 1877.