Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Dancer with Tambourine

Dancer with Tambourine
Dancer with Tambourine II

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841 - 1919. Modeled by Louis Morelunder Renoir's supervision.

Made in France, Europe

c. 1918-1919


Excluding frame: 23 inches × 16 3/8 inches (58.4 × 41.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of an anonymous donor, 1991

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At the end of his life, Renoir returned to sculpture, entrusting the modeling to Louis Fernand Morel, a promising young sculptor. The two artists made three reliefs together that they later cast in terracotta and bronze. The motifs of dancers and musicians evoke the carefree spirit of mythic antiquity that Renoir had long admired in the Roman frescoes of Pompeii.