Renoir at the Salon



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Pierre Auguste Renoir


at the Salon 1863-1890

an impression of his pictures submitted

Which pictures did Renoir exhibit at the Salon
On this page you will find an accounted impression of most of the pictures that were submitted by Auguste Renoir to the official Paris Salon from 1863 until 1890. Before Renoir joined the ‘impressionist’ expositions in 1874 eight of his paintings were accepted for the Salon and six rejected (1863-1873). So, this is unlike the myth that the Impressionists were mostly rejected for the Salon. One work he withdraw (1866), three works were shown at the the Salon des Refusés (in 1863 +1873).
Afterward 1874 Renoir again choose to exhibit at the Salon, in 1875 one work was rejected and later 15 works were accepted (1877-1890). This is unlike the myth that the Impressionists were opposed to the Salon.
Note: If you double click on the first picture of a group of pictures and then click on full screen, you can create a small slideshow. I choose to render the pictures in a chronological order. Enjoy!


Renoir accepted at the Salon 1865-1870:
Auguste Renoir was accepted at the Salon in 1864 (1x) when he made his debut; in 1865 (2x); in 1866 one work was accepted, which he later withdrew; in 1868 (1x); in 1869 (1x) and in 1870 (2x). So, in total 8 works were accepted and 7 exhibited. For two works I render to compare works of other artists.



Renoir rejected at the Salon 1863-1873:
Auguste Renoir was rejected at the Salon in 1863 (to compare see work of Cabanal↓↓), consequently he showed this work at the Salon des Refusés; in 1866 (to compare I render two works); in 1867; in 1872; in 1873 (2x), consequently he showed these works at the Salon des Refusés; . So, before Renoir joined the ‘impressionist’ expositions in 1874 six of his paintings were rejected at the Salon. Probably in 1875 again a work was rejected, but I have no suggestion.


Compare works from other artists:
For some pictures that Renoir submitted to the Salon I couldn’t find a suggestion made by himself. To compare I render works from other artists.


Renoir accepted at the Salon 1877-1890:
After trying his luck at the ‘impressionist’ expositions, Renoir was accepted again at the Salon of 1877 (1x), 1878 (1x), 1879 (4x) and at the successor of the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français in 1880 (4x), 1881 (2x), 1882 (1x), 1883 (1x) and 1890 (1x). In total 11 oil paintings and 4 pastels were accepted.








Sometimes the indication of a painting is ‘uncertain’, see more. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited. For explanation of the subscriptions, see here. For an account (references, info, discussion, locations on Google-Maps), see here. For info on the used sources see at the bottom of the main page about Renoir.


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