In 1878, Pierre Renoir submitted Madame Charpentier with Her Children, depicting his wealthy patron’s wife and two children to the traditional Salon jury, where he won great acclaim.
|Madame Georges Charpentier with Her Children|
The painting was not only accepted at the Salon of 1879 but it was well displayed and frequently mentioned in reviews.
One goal of ensuring that the painting was a success at the Salon was to further Renoir’s career and by implication, to endorse the taste and perspicacity of his patrons.
Madame Georges Charpentier with Her Children