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This painting is an interpretation of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 'Dance at the Bougival' It is a special painting for me, bringing back memories to most women who loved to dance, especially the Waltz. So graceful and romantic - every girl's dream! Ladies in their refinery - gowns that flowed in elegant movements with the dance back in 1841 - an image of past times long ago.


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (commonly known as Auguste Renoir) was born in 1841 in Limoges, France. In 1919, Renoir visited the Louvre to see his paintings hanging with those of the Old Masters. Before he enrolled in Art School he also painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans. His first success at the Salon was in 1868 with his painting “Lise with a Parasol” 1867 and hangs in a museum in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In later life he suffered from painful arthritis in his hands and needed assistance to place the brush into his hand.

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