Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Woman with an Umbrella," 1873, oil on canvas. Dixon Gallery and Gardens, on loan from the Diane B. Wilsey Collection
Posted: Thursday, 03 July 2014 11:51AM
Rarely Seen Renoir
American audiences have a rare opportunity to view a fine portrait from Impressionist figure Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, is providing a temporary home for Renoir's "Woman with an Umbrella" (1873). This Impressionist masterpiece, executed in oil on canvas, is on loan from the private collection of Diane B. Wilsey.
"Woman with an Umbrella" manifests the lively palette of pastels and rosy flesh tones for which Renoir is widely known. Renoir completed the portrait one year ahead of the first Impressionist exhibition that would augur lasting fame for him and his fellow exhibitors. Exemplary of the artist's sensitive portraiture -- which is rare outside of major American museums -- the painting will remain on view through the end of August.
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