An Impressionist fond of apple-cheeked women and children
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was originally a porcelain painter, which helps explain his figures' ivory skin and chubby pink cheeks.
Though a founding member of the Impressionists, in a way he is also the last of the great Romantics, inheriting the focus on feminine beauty (particularly of the plump, Rubenesque variety) and elegance from the rococo era.
Selected works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in England
Ambroise Vollard (1908) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Courtauld Gallery, London
La loge (The Theater Box) (1874) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the Courtauld Gallery, London