PIerre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919)
Oarsmen at Chatou, 1879
On the Seine approximately nine miles west of Paris, Chatou was a site popular with Parisian day-trippers. Its accessibility to the capital and its proximity to the water made it ideal for various leisure activities, including swimming, promenading, and, of course, boating. Oarsmen at Chatou depicts what would have been a familiar scene to Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and it has since become one of the artist’s most familiar and beloved paintings. Visit Chatou yourself as you fit together the 1,000 pieces of this engaging puzzle.