Renoir, who was primarily a figure painter, uses intense color and lush brushwork to heighten the sense of pleasure conveyed by the whirling couple who dominate the composition. The woman's face, framed by her red bonnet, is the focus of attention, both ours and her companion's.
Inscriptions Lower right: Renoir. Provenance April 16, , deposited by the artist with Durand-Ruel, Paris; November 12, , returned to the artist; February 19, , deposited by the artist with Durand-Ruel and shipped to New York; November 22, , sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel and sold the same day to Mme. Hiltbrunner; June 15, , deposited by Mme.
Hiltbrunner with Durand-Ruel; August 25, , sold by Mme. Manley, Paris [see note 2] to the dealers Paul Brame b. Frick Collection, New York, , p.
Renoir at The Frick: Go See “Dance at Bougival”
The gallery's shipping papers from March 19, , note that it was purchased from Manley on February 13 year illegible; presumably ; Manley also wrote to Seligmann on April 3, , regarding the payment of interest on the painting. The central couple is also clearly from the rest. A man leads, he is dressed in dark blue trousers and a shirt, a straw hat hides his face.
She turns away from her partner, opening herself to the viewer, but turns away, not because she dislikes her — this is sweet coquetry.
The background behind them is blurred, which gives the dance a sense of movement. No Ratings Yet.
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There is no exact information why the artist wanted to Wealthy Parisians fell in love with the painter for his sentimental paintings. The artist depicted colorful, bright,