By the Seashore

By the Seashore
Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Year 1883
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Dimensions 36 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.
92.1 x 72.4 cm
Famous Paintings by Renoir
Le déjeuner des Canotiers
Bal du moulin de la Galette
La Grenouillère
The Swing (La Balançoire)
Two Sisters (On the Terrace)
Two Young Girls at the Piano
A Girl with a Watering Can
Dance in the Country
By the Seashore

The French impressionist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painted By the Seashore in 1883. The Havemeyer family donated the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1929. It is an oil on canvas work and measures 36.25 by 28.5 inches. The painting is of a young female sitting on a wicker chair at the base of a seaside cliff.


It is believed the work was executed after Renoir had returned from a vacation on the island of Guernsey, and some experts think the background is a scene from the island. Others believe the seaside location is in Normandy. Most are agreed that the painting was completed with the model, Renoir’s future wife Aline Charigo, sitting in the artist’s studio.


The work is typical of the style of many of Renoir’s paintings once he had moved on from wholly impressionist works. Renoir relied on sales of his paintings for his living, and his works were intended to be appealing, adding to their sales potential.

4 responses to “By the Seashore”

  1. Nita Davidson says:

    What does Repro painting approx. 12×14

    Price of Renoir Girl Sitting in wicker chair By
    Seaside and sizes available?

    Thanking you in advance in providing information
    On this Repo Painting.


    Nita Davidson

  2. dianna says:

    A repo has been in our family for many years. I would see it hanging in my grandmothers bedroom when I was a child. Passed on to my Father, and now I have it. How much are repo’s it has a signiture.

  3. Cheryl says:

    How much is this canvas print worth

  4. Gale Jones says:

    Hi I have a framed 22×28 picture, not including the frame. Of BY the Seashore.I am wondering what the value is and is this a real picture ( it on canvas with paint). Or is this a reprint. How do I determine it’s value.pleease let me know. My mother had this for years, she is deceased. I’m 61.

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