Auguste Renoir - Leonard Renoir, The Artist's Father 1869

Leonard Renoir 1869
Leonard Renoir, The Artist's Father
1869 62x47cm oil/canvas
St. Louis Art Museum, MI, USA

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From St. Louis Art Museum:
Painted when the artist was twenty-eight, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s work represents his seventy year-old father, who was a tailor from Limoges in the south-west of France. In contrast to his later work, the artist’s palette here is restrained, focusing on nuanced shades of black and white, offset by pink flesh tones. This work was painted when Renoir, in difficult financial circumstances, was living with his parents and suggests his father’s stern personality