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Creator Name: Renoir, Pierre Auguste
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; 1841-1919
Creator Name-CRT: Pierre Auguste Renoir
Title: On the Terrace of a Hotel in Bordighera: The Painter Jean Martin Reviews his Bill
Title Type: preferred
Title: Portrait of Edmond Renoir
Title Type: alternate
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1883
Creation End Date: 1883
Creation Date: 1883
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: pen and ink
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Pen and brush and black ink, with black conté crayon, on cream laid paper.
Dimensions: Height: 452 mm., Width: 354 mm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1977.491
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Regenstein Collection
Subject Description: Illustration for Edmond Renoir's Short Story "L'Étiquette"
Context: This drawing was executed by Renoir as an illustration for his brother Edmond's short story "L'Étiquette". The opening scene takes place in Bordighera, on the Italian Riviera, on a hotel terrace overlooking the mediterranean. Using his brother as a model, Renoir depicted the story's protagonist, the parisian painter Jean Martin, contemplating his bill.Renoir's portrait of his brother, the journalist Edmond Renoir, was made to illustrate an article written by Edmond for "La Vie Moderne", a periodical to which many Impressionist artists contributed. Even in black and white, Renoir has succeeded in capturing the dazzling light effects of the Côte d'Azur, where the two brothers vacationed in 1881.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1977.491
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
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