Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ‘The clown’, 1868, Kröller-Müller Museum
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The clown, 1868

Oil on canvas
76 1/5 × 51 1/5 in
193.5 × 130 cm
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Auguste Renoir made this large painting on commission for the owner of the café of Cirque …

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Commission
Auguste Renoir made this large painting on commission for the owner of the café of Cirque d’Hiver, the winter circus in Paris. The clown in the middle of the ring is the then famous John Price, who performed together with his brother William as ‘clown-musiciens’. He entertained the Parisian public by, among …

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841–1919
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Best known for portraiture, figurative work, and his series of voluptuous bathing women, …

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Best known for portraiture, figurative work, and his series of voluptuous bathing women, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among the first group of French Impressionist painters. In the 1860s, he painted en plein air with Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley in the forest of Fontainebleau. Rejecting traditional …

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ‘The clown’, 1868, Kröller-Müller Museum
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ‘The clown’, 1868, Kröller-Müller Museum
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About the work
Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Commission
Auguste Renoir made this large painting on commission for the owner of the café of Cirque …

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Commission
Auguste Renoir made this large painting on commission for the owner of the café of Cirque d’Hiver, the winter circus in Paris. The clown in the middle of the ring is the then famous John Price, who performed together with his brother William as ‘clown-musiciens’. He entertained the Parisian public by, among …

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841–1919
Follow

Best known for portraiture, figurative work, and his series of voluptuous bathing women, …

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Best known for portraiture, figurative work, and his series of voluptuous bathing women, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among the first group of French Impressionist painters. In the 1860s, he painted en plein air with Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley in the forest of Fontainebleau. Rejecting traditional …

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The clown, 1868

Oil on canvas
76 1/5 × 51 1/5 in
193.5 × 130 cm
Permanent collection
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