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Renoir and FriendsLuncheon of the Boating Party

Published by GILES in associations with The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Add to Cart US$34.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 144 pages, 254 x 229 mm (9 x 10 in)

Illustrations — 102 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UKĀ£24.95 / US$34.95

ISBN — 978-1-911282-00-6

Press Release — In-depth look at Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s...

News  —  Renoir and Friends opens October 7

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The first volume to look in depth at Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s iconic Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-81)

Features over 100 colour images of works by Renoir and his contemporaries, from international museum and private collections

Accompanies the exhibition Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, October 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018

About the Book

Now one of the jewels of The Phillips Collection, Renoir’s famous painting Luncheon of the Boating Party portrays an informal gathering of real people he knew: fellow artists, journalists, critics, collectors, models and actors. Renoir and Friends deconstructs the painting, revealing the stories behind those he painted and explaining his working methods.

Extraordinary details, photographs and contextual works—by Renoir and his contemporaries including Gustave Caillebotte, Edgar Degas, Léon Bonnat and Édouard Manet, draw out information about who these people were. Essays by leading academics focus on Renoir’s models—including collector Charles Ephrussi and Renoir’s future wife Aline Charigot—and look at how the artist created a painting with universal appeal whilst remaining convincingly specific.

About the Author(s)

Eliza E. Rathbone is chief curator emerita at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Mary Morton is curator and head of the French paintings department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Sylvie Patry is deputy director for Collections & Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator, Barnes Foundation. Aileen Ribeiro is professor emeritus in the History of Art at the University of London. Elizabeth Steele is head of conservation at The Phillips Collection. Sara Tas is a curator at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.