Compared to other Impressionists such as Monet, Sisley and Pissarro, Renoir, who enjoyed painting figures, did not produce many landscapes, In his experiments to capture the bright outdoor light through short, disconnected brush strokes, however, he did create a few outstanding landscapes. Here, with short, almost Pointillistic bruch strokes, he skillfully brings out the green of the forest and the feeling of the surrounding atmosphere. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)
Title: In the Woods
Date Created: c. 1880
Location Created: France
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed lower right: Renoir.
Provenance: Kojiro Matsukata; Sequestered by the French Government, 1944; Returned to Japan, 1959.
Physical Dimensions: w463 x h558 mm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo