The Daughters of Catulle Mendes  1888

by Auguste Renoir

Hoping to recapture the success he had achieved with Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children (07.122) at the Salon of 1879, Renoir sought to paint the daughters of his friend Catulle Mendès. In addition to the girls’ manifest charm, he undoubtedly counted on the notoriety of their bohemian parents to gain attention: their father was a Symbolist poet and publisher, and ...
161.9 x 129.9 cm (63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in.)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art