Details
Image number
COU381
Title
La Loge (Theatre box), 1874 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919) / French
Location
The Courtauld Gallery, London, UK
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1874 (C19th)
Dimensions
80x63 cms
Description
Renoir’s brother Edmond and Nini Lopez, a model known as ‘fish-face’, posed for this painting of a box at the theatre. He uses his opera glasses to scan the audience; she holds hers in her hand, her gaze slightly unfocused as if she knows she is being looked at. La Loge was included in the Impressionists’ first group exhibition in 1874. Critics were divided. One used the woman as a warning of the dangerous temptations of the fashion industry; another praised her elegance.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
opera / Impressionist / society / glasses / theatre box / nini / artist's brother edmond / Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 5562 × 6925 px 471 × 586 mm 41 MB
Medium 823 × 1024 px 70 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 482 × 600 px 41 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
Permissions
PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR UK PRODUCT LICENSING
Restrictions
MANIPULATION OF THE IMAGE FORBIDDEN

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