Renoir: Luncheon of the Boating Party

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 291 7

    Size: 172 x 120 mm / 4.7 x 6.8 in.

    Binding: 4-fold

    Pages: 8

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    Date published: July, 2006

    UK £6.95 /US $9.95


  • X-rays of the painting reveal little-known compositional details
  • Archival photographs identify the revellers


Renoir masterfully created Luncheon of the Boating Party‘s enchanting mood by capturing a contemporary moment – 19th-century leisure on the Seine – and the universal appeal of celebration. He also combined several of the traditional categories of painting: still life, landscape, portraiture and genre. The result is a timeless work that captures the atmosphere of an idyllic place, where friends share the pleasures of food, wine and conversation. Scala’s 4-fold format is ideal for displaying this exquisite painting. Its 8 sections include archival photographs, which identify the revellers. X-rays of the painting reveal little-known compositional changes and details, whilst fold-out images bring this late 19th-century icon to life.

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