Pierre-August Renoir

Leaving the Conservatoire



Pierre-August Renoir - Leaving the Conservatoire


According to Renoir's friend and biographer Georges Riviere, the painting was begun in October 1876 and finished in 1877. Riviere is the young man in the right foreground. The painting was not exhibited during Renoir's lifetime, and is first mentioned in the collection of the composer Emmanuel Chabrier, but Chabrier probably did not commission the painting.


Literature

Great French paintings from the Barnes Foundation, New York, 1993, pp. 50-53

Neil L. Rudenstine, The house of Barnes, Philadelphia, 2012, plate 1
Richard R. Brettell and Stephen F. Eisenman, Nineteenth-century art in the Norton Simon Museum, New Haven, 2006, fig. 91a


Other works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Pierre-August Renoir Bust of Nude
Bust of Nude
c. 1910

Pierre-August Renoir The Promenade
The Promenade
c. 1906

Pierre-August Renoir Sailor Boy (Portrait of Robert Nunès)
Sailor Boy (Portrait of Robert Nunès)
1883

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase
Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase
c. 1880/81

Pierre-August Renoir
Leaving the Conservatoire
1877
187.3 x 117.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed (lower right): Renoir
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia