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Three Ladies with Hats in a Café

Three Ladies with Hats in a Café

Auguste Renoir (in circa 1895)

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Renoir made this chalk drawing as a preparation for a pastel. It was one of his popular themes. Renoir's pastels are often hard to date because of his consistent drawing style. In this case, however, the details offer us a clue. This drawing, and hence also the pastel, can be dated to around 1895 by the styles of the ladies' fashionable hats.

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Title Three Ladies with Hats in a Café
Material and technique Black chalk
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 410 mm
Width 307 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Auguste Renoir
Accession number F II 134 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions De Collectie Twee - wissel V, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Auguste Renoir

Limoges 1841 - Cagnes 1919

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