Who's Who in Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party

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Pierre Auguste Renoir is known for his sensuous Rubenesque nudes. But he was also drawn to the sentimental, painting many portraits of family and friends. One of his best known is this painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party.

The subject of the painting is a formal lunch with friends after a morning boating on the river Seine. The event takes place on the balcony of a hotel in the suburbs of Paris…

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