The National Museum of Western Art

update 14 September 2021

Currently not on display

Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Limoges, 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1919]

Three Figures in Landscape

Date1916
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)65.3 x 54.3
InscriptionsSigned lower right: Renoir.
Credit LineTransferred from the Agency for Cultural Affairs
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1975-0005
Three Figures in Landscape

Renoir suffered both physically and mentally in his later years and his creation of pictorially lovely scenes filled with happiness may have been an attempt to forget these difficulties. The color harmony in these works is particularly superb, and stands as testimony to the colorism of Renoir's late years. Here, three figures in the midst of the landscape are bathed in the warm light of the just set sun. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

Provenance

Alex Maguy, Paris; Ryusaburo Umehara, Tokyo; Yuichi Shimada, Tokyo; Transferred from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, 1975.

Exhibition History

1980
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Art Center of Oita Prefecture, Oita, 22 October 1980 - 5 November 1980, cat. no. 5
1980
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum, Nagasaki, 29 November 1980 - 13 December 1980, cat. no. 5
1980
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Kumamoto Prefectural Museum, Kumamoto, 11 November 1980 - 24 November 1980, cat. no. 5
1986
Renoir et les impressionnistes, Hokkaido Hakodate Museum of Art, 23 September 1986 - 3 November 1986, cat. no. 47, col. repr.
1988
Renoir Retrospective, Nagoya City Art Museum, 15 October 1988 - 11 December 1988, cat. no. 68, col. repr.
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Toyota City, 19 May 1990 - 3 June 1990, cat. no. 8
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, 28 April 1990 - 13 May 1990, cat. no. 8
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, 10 April 1990 - 23 April 1990, cat. no. 8
1991
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Hachinohe City Museum of Art, 28 September 1991 - 27 October 1991, cat. no. 8
1991
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Tendo City Museum of Art, Tendo, 1 November 1991 - 24 November 1991, cat. no. 8
1992
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Urasoe Art Museum, 3 November 1992 - 7 December 1992, cat. no. 8
1995
Modern Japanese Art-Between the East and the West, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, 1 November 1995 - 30 November 1995, cat. no. 33, col. repr.
1997
Resonating Love and Life: European Art from National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Nagaoka, 12 April 1997 - 18 May 1997, cat. no. 21
2010
Renoir: Tradition and Innovation, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 20 January 2010 - 5 April 2010, cat. no. 84, col. repr.
2012
[Traveling Exhibitions presenting National Art Museum Collections, Fiscal 2012] Modern European Art: From the Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum (Okayama), 5 October 2012 - 25 November 2012, 12
2017
[Traveling Exhibitions Presenting National Art Museum Collections, Fiscal 2017] Muse: Women before the Artists' Eyes: From the Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, 22 April 2017 - 2 July 2017, Akita Museum of Modern Art, 15 July-18 September, cat. no. 91

Bibliography

1931
André, M. Albert; Elder, Marc. L'atelier de Renoir. Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, 1931, no. 560, pl. 177.
1975
Les cent chefs-d'œuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1975 (Japanese), no. 45, repr.
1976
Gazette des Beaux-Arts. ser. 6, tome 87, Mar. 1976, "Chronique des Arts", p. 72, no. 305, repr.
1977
Bulletin Annuel du Musée National d’Art Occidental, No. 10 (1975), 1977, Nouvelles acquisitions, par Chisaburoh F. Yamada, p. 6. Nouvelles acquisitions (catalogue). pp. 20-21. repr.
1978
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1978 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 52, repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 239, repr.

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