Renoir 1876 expo

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

An impression of his paintings

at the 2nd impressionist exposition in 1876


On this page you will find an impression of the 18+1hc=19 pictures that were shown by Renoir at the 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1876 (catalogue numbers 209-226+hc). I will render them by format and thematicaly; sometimes I render several options. All the pictures are portraits and figure paintings. There are some very beautiful examples of impressionist figure painting! There where the model blends with the background, where Renoir uses juxta-posed brushstrokes and where he uses a range of colours in the hair of the model. Note: If you double click on the first (of a cluster of) pictures and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!






See link for an account of my choices (with references, info, discussion, location on Google-maps). My main sources are Moffett (=R2), Berson (R90II), Dony (R30) and Raeburn (R31). Often the indentification of a painting is ‘uncertain’. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited. For explanation of the subscriptions, see here. My main sources for the pictures are (=iR2), WikiCommons (=iR6) and Google images (=iR10). Sometimes I forgot the source (=iRx). For references to the additional sources (=aR) see at the bottom of the main page about Auguste Renoir


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