The Duck Pond


Pierre-Auguste Renoir ( French, 1841 - 1919 )

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General Description

Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet painted together on many occasions, including at Argenteuil, where Monet lived. The products of their work were never closer than the similar paintings they made of the duck pond at Argenteuil, in which the short brushstrokes, colors, and points of view are almost identical. The paintings are often quoted to prove the collaborative relationship between the two men. Renoir—the inveterate painter of the human form—added a little flat boat on the right with two or three people in it.

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Bonnie Pitman, ed., "The Duck Pond," in Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012), 198.

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