Dance at Bougival

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Dance at Bougival
Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Year 1883
Type Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 181.9 by 98.1 centimetres (71.6 in × 38.6 in)
Location Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dance at Bougival (French: La Danse à Bougival[1]) is an 1883 work by Pierre-Auguste Renoir currently in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.[2] It has been described as "one of the museum's most beloved works".[3]


The work depicts two of Renoir's friends, Suzanne Valadon and Paul Lhote.[3][4]


The painting has been described as one of Renoir's first reversions to a more classical style of painting he learned copying paintings in the Louvre while maintaining the bright palette of his fellow Impressionists.[5]



  1. ^ "Danse à Bougival - Boston, Museum of Fine Arts - Pierre Auguste Renoir". Sotheby's. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Artwork - Dance at Bougival". Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Sebastian Smee (3 August 2014). "MFA expands loans of well-known works". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  4. ^ John House, Anne Distel, Lawrence Gowing, Renoir : exposition Hayward Gallery, Londres, 30 janvier-21 avril, 1985, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 mai-2 septembre, 1985, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 9 octobre-5 janvier, 1986, Hayward Gallery, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Réunion des musées nationaux, 1985, ISBN 2711820009, p. 216-218
  5. ^ "Prospero" (16 February 2012). "Impressionist painting - Sizing up Renoir". The Economist. The Economist Group. Retrieved 3 September 2014.