During the early decades of his career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir supported himself doing portrait commissions. This little girl is the daughter of Paul Durand-Ruel, the great impressionist dealer from whom Albert Barnes bought almost half his Renoirs. The painting is a good example of how Renoir seemed to embrace the traditions of painting while also pushing against them: the colors are experimental and modern—note the sweeps of purple in the girl's hair—while the overall format recalls the conventions of 17th-century court portraiture.
This exclusive Barnes Foundation Custom Print Shop is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Foundation. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
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