View of the Seacoast near Wargemont in Normandy

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

Date: 1880

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 19 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. (50.5 x 62.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Julia W. Emmons, 1956

Accession Number: 56.135.7


Renoir was captivated by the seaside views near the country house of his patron Paul Berard at Wargemont, in northern France. He painted this scene out-of-doors, working quickly to capture the landscape's salient features before the lighting conditions changed. This area of the Normandy coast, notable for its steep cliffs and weather-swept panoramas, also attracted Monet during the early 1880s.