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Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Aline Charigot: Renoir’s Ideal Partner

by Experiment Station
Aline Charigot spent her childhood in the village of Essoyes, but came to Paris to join her mother in 1874. She probably met Renoir in 1879, when she was 20 years old. She was younger than Renoir by 18 years, entering his life as he was beginning to receive the recognition and commissions necessary to stabilize his career.