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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait of Alphonsine Fournaise.

1879. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Portrait of Alphonsine  Fournaise.

Mlle. Alphonsine Fournaise, daughter of Le Pere Fournais, the owner of a small hotel and restaurant in Chatou, which Renoir frequented with his friends. Mlle. Fournais posed for Renoir in several paintings, including Le Grenoillère. Renoir painted The Luncheon of the Boating party, in which the Fournaise family are painted with their friends.
See: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Girl with a Fan (Mlle. Alphonsina Fournez).