Madame Georges Charpentier was painted by Auguste Renoir in 1878. Renoir had participated in the first three Impressionist exhibitions, but in 1879, he declined the fourth and returned to the more traditional annual Salon. Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children was one of the paintings he exhibited there, to great acclaim. It had been commissioned by the publisher Georges Charpentier, whose stable of authors included Gustave Flaubert, the Goncourt brothers, and Emile Zola.
Wearing an elegant Worth gown, Marguérite Charpentier sits beside her three-year-old son Paul. Following the fashion of the time, his hair has not yet been cut and his clothes match those of his sister Georgette, who perches on the family dog. famous oil paintings sale
Pleased with the painting, Madame Charpentier used her influence to ensure that it was hung in a choice spot at the Salon and introduced Renoir to her friends, several of whom commissioned work from him. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by DayDayPaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 153.7 cm, Width: 190.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.