View of the Seacoast near Wargemont in Normandy

Auguste Renoir French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 824

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.

View of the Seacoast near Wargemont in Normandy, Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer), Oil on canvas

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