At Renoir's Home, rue St-Georges (formerly The Artist's Studio, rue St.-Georges)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
On View

Renoir's portrait records an informal gathering of friends and colleagues at his home in Montmartre. The central figure holding a paperback and leading the discussion is Georges Rivière, an art critic and early biographer of Renoir. The bald, bearded man partially hidden to the right is Camille Pissarro, another member of the Impressionist group. Less certain are the names of the other three figures, who have been variously identified as painters, a writer, a philosopher, and a composer. Their pensive poses and expressions belie the spontaneous, animated brushwork Renoir used to describe them.


  • Artist Name: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
  • Title: At Renoir's Home, rue St-Georges (formerly The Artist's Studio, rue St.-Georges)
  • Date: 1876
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 18-1/8 x 15 in. (46 x 38.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
  • Accession Number: M.1978.13.1.P
  • Copyright: © Norton Simon Art Foundation

Object Information

Eugène Murer, Paris, sold in 1896 to;
Dr. George Viau, Paris (sale, Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, 4 March 1907, lot 64, for FF 4,900);
[Durand-Ruel, Paris].
M. Hocquard, Paris.
Antonio Santamarina, Buenos Aires, by 1933 (sale, London, Sotheby’s, 2 April 1974, lot 15);
[P. & D. Colnaghi, London];
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

Magnifique collection d'impressionistes dont 30 toiles de Renoir

  • Rouen, Hotel du Dauphin et d'Espagne, 1896-05 to 1896-05
White, Barbara Ehrlich, Renoir: His Life, Art and Letters, pp. 74, 81
Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, cat. 1522 p. 416
Alexis, Paul; and Trublot, Le Cri du Peuple,
Rewald, John, The History of Impressionism, p. 382
Gaussen, Frédéric, Visites d'Ateliers, pp. 97-101
Jedlicka, Gotthard, Renoir, no. 27
Shimada, N., The Artists who left the Great Works, p. 15
Vollard, Amboise, La vie et l'oeuvre de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, p. 82
Daulte, François, Auguste Renoir: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, no. 188
Gaussen, Frédéric, Le Monde, pp. 1, 8
Chamson, André, Renoir, no. 17
Bonafoux, Pascal, The Impressionists: Portraits and Confidences, p. 190, 124
Rivière, Georges, Renoir et ses amis, pp. 61-62, 80, 111, 116, opp. p. 62
I geni dell'arte: Renoir, p. 109
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville, Renoir: Catalogue Raisonné des Tableaux, Pastels, Dessins et Aquarelles, cat. 233 p. 277
Berr de Turnique, Marcelle, Renoir, fig. 16
Renoir: A Retrospective, pl. 58 pp. 172, 361
Meier-Graefe, Julius, Renoir, no. 80 p. 128
Delage, Roger, Iconographie musicale Chambrier, fig. 28 p. 58
Brettell, Richard R. and Stephen F. Eisenman, Nineteenth-Century Art in the Norton Simon Museum, volume 1,
Gaunt, William, Renoir, fig. 16
Monneret, Sophie, Renoir, p. 66
Santamarina, Antonio, Magazine of Art, p. 55
Lloyd, Christopher, Camille Pissarro, pp. 38-39
Alsdorf, Bridget, Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French Painting, Plate 33
Drucker, Michel, Renoir, no. 35 p. 150
Bailey, Colin B., Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, fig. 18 pp. 15, 16, 51
Drucker, Michel, Renoir, no. 40 p. 199
Gaunt, William, Renoir, no. 21
Hrsg. Kunstmuseum Basel, Renoir: Between Bohemia and Bourgeoisie: The Early Years, Fig. 85 p. 297
Masterpieces from the Norton Simon Museum, p. 133
Gachet, Paul, Deux amis des Impressionnistes: Le docteur Gachet et Murer, fig. 17 pp. 156-157, 164, 170, 172, 176-177
Néret, Gilles, Renoir: Painter of Happiness, 1841-1919, p. 189
Rewald, John, The History of Impressionism, p. 307
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