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Rue de Rennes

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Robert Henri, Rue de Rennes, ca. 1896, oil on canvas, Gift of the Richard Marlitt Family, public domain, 2001.63

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Title

Rue de Rennes

Artist

Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929)

Date

ca. 1896

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

26 in x 32 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: aH[?]dA, white chalk, verso of frame; left

inscription: 3617-5, white chalk, verso of frame; right

plaque: Rue de Rennes/Robert Henri 1865-1919, front of frame

signature: Robert Henri, brushed, lower left

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of the Richard Marlitt Family

Accession Number

2001.63

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

streetscapes

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

A powerful and passionate artist and teacher, Robert Henri inspired at least two generations of artists. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before going to Paris in 1888. On his second trip to France, in the mid-1890s, the dark moody works of Edouard Manet and the artists who had inspired him—Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, and Frans Hals—profoundly influenced Henri. Rue de Rennes was completed during this period, a time when Henri reveled in a limited palette of rich and liquid grays, blacks, and vivid reds. The painting's explosive energy exemplifies Henri's immediate and visceral response to the world around him.

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