August Renoir French, 1841-1919
In the Meadow
Oil on canvas 1888-92
Signed (lower left): Renoir
Between 1888 and 1892 Renoir painted a number of works in which the same pair of girls – the blonde wearing a white frock and the brunette a pink one—are posed together by a piano, reading, talking in the countryside, or, as here, picking flowers. These intimate genre scenes which celebrate youthful innocence, found a ready market in the early 1890s. The same models appear in ‘Two Girls at the Piano’ of 1892 .
(Robert Lehman Collection).
Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951
From the placard: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Posted by >rverc on 2010-05-31 05:01:27