Oarsmen at Chatou Bookmark
2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Published with the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
Oarsmen at Chatou
Chatou, a village on the western outskirts of Paris, was a popular resort for many in the vicinity of Paris and attracted visitors from every level of society. Seeking fun and relaxation, vacationers spent their Sundays and holidays boating, swimming, and picnicking along the river. Auguste Renoir, frequenting the boating places along the Seine, started depicting such outings around 1868. Oarsmen at Chatou was executed directly from nature and probably was completed in one session.