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Paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Young Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Young Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir                              (oil on canvas, 45-5/8x35-3/8 inches)                                            resides in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Young Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (oil on canvas, 45-5/8x35-3/8 inches) resides in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 1892 work, Young Girls at the Piano, demonstrated the continued interest by Renoir in the subject of middle-class entertainment. In Young Girls at the Piano, Pierre-Auguste Renoir has portrayed two young women involved in making music. This was a popular and highly respectable leisure activity for young women and, like the cozy, well-appointed interior, reflects a well-bred and comfortable bourgeois atmosphere.

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Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American paintings. She is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.