The painting ‘Peaches and Almonds’ was produced by Renoir in his later years when he’s known to have used much warmer colours. Painted in 1901, this work shows how Renoir turned away from impressionism and adopted a more precise style of drawing. Currently on display at Tate Liverpool.
Renoir: Peaches and Almonds
311 x 413 mm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Bequeathed by Mrs A.F. Kessler 1983
Auguste Renoir was a French impressionist painter, mainly of women, children and landscapes. Born at Limoges in 1841 as the son of a tailor, he then moved to Paris at the age of four. There he became the apprentice to a painter of porcelain, and earned enough money to study art by painting blinds, murals and other items. He got into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1862, where he met Monet, Bazille and Sisley with whom in later years they evolved the characteristic Impressionist idiom.