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Lise Sewing by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Lise Sewing by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Lise Sewing by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was created in 1868. The painting is in Dallas Museum of Art. The size of the work is 56,5 x 46,3 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir met Lise Tréhot in the spring of 1866, when he painted in and around the Forest of Fontainebleau with Jules Le Coeur and Alfred Sisley. Between that year and early 1872, he painted her obsessively, which has led most scholars to conclude that they were lovers. In 1872, Tréhot abandoned Renoir and married a young architect, Georges Brière de l’Isle. Tradition holds that she never again saw Renoir. Of the two portraits of Tréhot in the Reves Collection, “Lise Sewing” is the earlier. Douglas Cooper, who studied both portraits and all the surviving family documents, concluded from literary and stylistic evidence that the painting, along with another (Barnes Collection, Merion, Pennsylvania), was done in 1866, shortly after Renoir met Tréhot (Cooper 1959)… (read more in Dallas Museum of Art)

    About the Artist: French artist and Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. Although Renoir displayed a talent for his work, he frequently tired of the subject matter and sought refuge in the galleries of the Louvre. The owner of the factory recognized his apprentice’s talent and communicated this to Renoir’s family. Following this, Renoir started taking lessons to prepare for entry into Ecole des Beaux Arts… read more

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