Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel

In 1882 Pierre-Auguste Renoir paints a portrait of Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel, the two sons of his own art dealer and promoter Paul Durand-Ruel. The two young men sit in a confident pose in front of typically hazy greenery but the main concern of the artist is to paint the textures of their jackets and their realistic likenesses. Their expressions belong of a piece to Renoir’s penchant for reverie.

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