Renoir Summer Landscape Music Box
Musical Jewelry Box Featuring a Couple in a Garden by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- 8"L x 6"W x 2.5"H
- Wood Grain Finish
- Velvet Lined Padded Feet
- 18 Note Sankyo Musical Movement
- Your Choice of Tunes
Looking for a special art gift? Our pretty Renoir music box is sure to delight any impressionist art fan! In this 1875 painting "Summer Landscape" also known as "Woman with Parasol in the Garden", the woman, whose parasol shades her from the sun, stands close to the man as he leans down, perhaps to pick a flower, hinting at an intimate relationship. The landscape is a rich tapestry of colors created with small dabs of paint suggesting flowers, grasses and shrubs. The scene for this lovely painting was the garden of Renoir's newly acquired studio in Montmartre, a district in the northern part of Paris, France.
Choose from our popular tune choices played by traditional Sankyo music box movements which can be viewed when the music box lid is open. This Renoir music box will arrive in a wrappable gift box and you can include a gift card with a personal message. Our Renoir music box is one of our many Fine Art Gifts so you can add a matching Renoir scarf or other artist gifts.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919 Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a French artist who was a leader in developing the Impressionist style. Born in 1841 to a tailor, his family moved to Paris which allowed Renoir to often visit the Louvre when he was a young man working as an apprentice in a porcelain factory. Later he studied art and joined forces with Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, and several other artists to mount the first Impressionist exhibition in April 1874. Hoping to attract commissions, Renoir began to specialize in portraits and within a few years became recognized as a serious painter. In 1890, he married Aline Victorine Charigot, and they had 3 sons. Renoir developed rheumatoid arthritis in his later years and changed his painting style to accommodate this condition. Prior to his death in 1919, he visited the Louvre to see his works displayed there.