Émile Renouf, 1845 – 1894, FRENCH
UN COUP DE MAIN (THE HELPING HAND), c. 1881
Oil on canvas
61 3/4 by 88 1/2 in., 156.8 by 224.8 cm
Émile Renouf (23 June 1845 – 1894) was a French painter and draughtsman of the realism-impressionism school.
He studied at the Académie Julian and was a pupil of Gustave Boulanger, Jules Lefebvre and Charles Duran, and first exhibited his works at the Salon de peinture et de sculpture in Paris between 1877 and 1881. He received a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle (1889) in Paris.
He painted marine and peasant themes especially after a trip to the Île de Sein. Because of the state of his Paris studio, he built a new atelier in Le Havre where he died. His works are in museums in France, Amiens, Le Havre, Rouen, Liège and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. More on Émile Renouf
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