Auguste Renoir - Landscape near Manton 1883

Landscape near Manton 1883
Landscape near Manton
1883 65x81cm oil/canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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From Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
In December 1883 Monet and Renoir traveled along the Mediterranean coast from Marseille to Genoa. The trip was Renoir’s first to the region where he would settle at the end of his life. Smitten by its beauty, he wrote to his patron Paul Berard, “…alas our poor palette can’t match up to it.” Nevertheless, with brilliant color and feathery brushstrokes, this picture sets out to capture the place, inviting the viewer into a windswept grove on bluffs overlooking the sea.