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The Daughters of Durand-Ruel

Pierre-Auguste Renoir1882/1882

Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

Dozens of colors come together to evoke the dazzling effect of sunlight on these girls’ white dresses. Despite the quick brushstrokes, Pierre-Auguste Renoir did not sacrifice details for effect. He carefully rendered the laces of the girls’ boots, the younger sitter’s black ribbon necklace, and even the flower on the brim of the straw bonnet. An Impressionist masterpiece, the double portrait depicts the daughters of Paul Durand-Ruel—a Parisian art dealer who championed the work of artists like Renoir.

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  • Title: The Daughters of Durand-Ruel
  • Creator: Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Date: 1882/1882
  • Location Created: France
  • Provenance: Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1882-1921; Mme André-Felix Aude (née Marie Thérèse Durand-Ruel), Paris; to the Comtesse de Brecey (née Madeleine Aude, daughter of Mrs. André-Felix Aude née Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel); purchased by Wildenstein and Co., New York, 1938; to Mrs. Byron C. Foy, New York, 1944-1957; estate of Thelma Chrysler Foy, 1957-1959; Foy sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 13, 15-16, 1959; Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.; Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., to the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, 1971.
  • Physical Dimensions: 32 x 25 3/4 in. (81.3 x 65.4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., in memory of Thelma Chrysler Foy
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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