A Road in Louveciennes

Auguste Renoir French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 824

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 Camille Pissarro lived and worked in 1869-70 and was inspired to paint the same motif, but from a different vantage point (National Gallery, London). At the time, Renoir was staying nearby with his parents, who had retired to Voisins.

A Road in Louveciennes, Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer), Oil on canvas

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