Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Renoir—the Boy in the Sailor Suit

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Fernand Halphen as a Boy, 1880, oil on canvas, Musee D”Orsay, Paris, France

By 1880, when this portrait above was done, French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was receiving commissions from wealthy patrons like the Halphens.  Fernand, their youngest son, has been immortalized on canvas by Renoir.

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