Pierre Auguste Renoir art links 


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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Mademoiselle Legrand, 1875
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

[French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919]

• Also known as:  Auguste Renoir
• Relationships: Father of film director Jean Renoir.
Studied under Charles Gleyre.
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I want to paint stunning pictures that you can sell for very high prices.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, to art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel


    Pierre-Auguste Renoir Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
St Tropez, France, 1898-1900

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
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Notable SitePierre-Auguste Renoir at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
7 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
21 paintings

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
La Promenade, 1870
Albert Cahen d'Anvers, 1881

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on Mrs Renoir, sculpture bust

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on 4 paintings by Renoir

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
Many works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  
4 works online when last checked

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
7 works

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
5 works online

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
After the Luncheon (La fin du déjeuner)

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

Academy Art Museum, Maryland
Olive Trees, 1905

Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Italy (in Italian)  
Mini-site for the 2005 exhibition Cezanne/Renoir
N.B. The zoom-in feature ("esplora") only works with Internet Explorer

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Dance in the country, etching
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Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
2 works online

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
The Concert

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Coco (The artist's youngest son, Claude), ca.1905

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Girl in a Red Ruff, 1884

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Mlle. Jeanne Samary, ca.1878
Fog On Guernsey (brouillard A Guernsey), 1883

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
2 works online

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Blonde Bather, 1881

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
The Onions, 1881

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Self-Portrait, ca.1875

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Provenance Research Project
6 works

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
View From Cap Martin of Monte Carlo

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
13 works by or related to the artist

Crocker Art Museum, California
Paysage à Cagnes

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Standing Woman with Basket, charcoal drawing

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Louis Valtat, lithograph, 1904

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Tennessee
The Wave

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
Les Parapluies

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.
Head of a Child

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
2 works online

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
4 paintings online

Frick Collection, New York City
Mother and Children, 1874-76

GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Portrait of the Artist's Son, Pierre

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Woman Arranging Her Hat, ca.1890

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Estelle in a Red Hat, 1876

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Coco, 1905

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic - Provenance Research & Restitution
Nude in the Country (item #89.495)

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Young Girls at the Piano, ca.1889

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "R"

Le Musée de la Chartreuse de Douai, France (in French)  
Portrait de femmes, ca.1910

Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
3 paintings by Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
The Little Blacksmith, plaster sculpture, 1916

Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
5 prints by Renoir

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), Budapest
Woman with drapery, ca.1908

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Portrait of Lucie Berard (Girl with a White Apron), 1884

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
8 works

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
La Grenouillère (The Frog Pond)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
7 works online

Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France (mostly in French)  
Portrait de Joseph le Coeur, ca.1870

Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris (in French)  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Femme jouant de la guitare

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Bouquet de Chrysanthèmes

Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Jeune Fille assise au Chapeau blanc

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  
Peches et cerises

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  
Jeune femme au chapeau vert

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Portrait of Madame Claude Monet

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
The guitar player

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
6 paintings from this museum, and a sculpture from Tokyo's National Museum of Modern Art

Nationalmuseum, Sweden
La Conversation
La Grenouillère

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
2 works online

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Young Girls, ca.1877

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida - Provenance Research
Man with Carnation

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Portrait of a Girl, ca.1895

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland
La Grenouillère, 1869
Girl sleeping, 1897

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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19 works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir online

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Sunset at Sea, 1879

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Nude, 1876

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Coco (Claude Renoir), bronze bust, 1908

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
3 paintings online

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, Georgia
Le Chapeau Epingle (The Pinned Hat), etching, 1894

Seattle Art Museum

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Madame Victor Choquet

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2003-2004 exhibition

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
The work isn't visible on the first page; keep clicking "next"

The Albertina, Vienna
Portrait of a young girl (Elisabeth Maître), 1879

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania
The Artist's Family, 1896

Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Le Moulin de la Galette, 1875-76

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Young People in the Street, pastel on paper, ca.1877

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
Femme nue couchee, etching, 1906

University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, Missouri
Woman Carrying a Water Bucket

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK
Le Chapeau Épinglé, lithograph, 1898

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
The Artist's Son, Jean, Drawing, 1901

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Frauenkopf oder Frau mit Rose

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut - Provenance Research  
Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1889

Yamagata Museum of Art, Japan
Jeune fille lisant dans un jardin, un chien sur les genoux, 1874

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
6 works

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  
83 paintings - click on "Groupe suivant" to see page 2 of search results

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 411

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
Bouquet Estival, ca.1858-60

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SitePierre-Auguste Renoir
Website about Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his paintings

Notable SitePierre-Auguste Renoir at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SitePierre-Auguste Renoir at The Artchive  

Notable SitePierre-Auguste Renoir at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Renoir

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Image archive with zoomable images

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Albert Cahen d'Anvers, 1881
La Promenade, 1870

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Two Girls Reading, 1890-91
Huntsman, 1910

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Photographs of 4 paintings by Renoir from the Norton Simon Museum

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  


Google Art Project
4 works online

Humanities Web  


Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
The middle (unidentified) painting is Portrait de Mlle Jeanne Samary

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Unidentified paintings from a 2002 exhibition; the sixth (wheat field) appears to be signed by Renoir

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from the 2005 exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

The Halter Collection

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
FBI Art Theft Program
2 paintings stolen in Sweden and subsequently recovered

FBI Art Theft Program
2 paintings by Renoir

Galerie Nicolas Plescoff, Paris (in French)  
"Permanent Collection" - These works appear to not be for sale
3 sculptural works executed in conjunction with Richard Guino
(Note that the JPG image of The Judgment of Paris is larger than displayed on the page)

Interpol Stolen Works of Art
Tête de fillette, stolen from an auction house in Paris

Orientalist Art of the Nineteenth Century
The Jewish Wedding (After Delacroix), 1875

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
View of a town in a valley - South of France

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

The Orientalist Gallery / Enzie Shahmiri

The Running Horse
Riding in the Bois de Boulogne, 1873

Theobald Jennings Fine Art Dealers, London, UK -- Notable past sales
Place de la Trinite, 1893

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Pierre-Auguste Renoir  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Artnet Magazine
The Loge, 1874

Artnet Magazine
Grande corbeille de fleurs d'été, 1890

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Slate Magazine
"A Certain Slant of Light: Renoir's luminescence is darker than one might think," article by Christopher Benfey

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on La Parisienne, 1874

The London Evening Standard
"A blot on Renoir's landscape", 2007 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"At Last, They Go Wild For Renoir's Portraits", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Arcadia Reconstituted", 1973 article by Robert Hughes

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Renoir Etching and Various Prints"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Renoir's Garden

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Renoir, My Father

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Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age

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Renoir: Oil Paintings, 1860-1917

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Renoir: Color & Nature

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Renoir, Life, Art, and Letters

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Renoir: Moulin de la Galette

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Renoir: Life and Works

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Renoir: Taschen Posterbook


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Girl with a Watering Can
Girl with a Watering Can

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Grande Vaso Di Fiori
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Dance At Bougival
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Deux Soeurs
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Boating on the Seine
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Dance in the City
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