Renoir, "La loge (The Theater Box)"

1874
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 25 in. (80 x 63.5 cm)
Courtauld Institute Galleries, London


"Renoir found himself unable to obtain 500 francs for his Loge, exhibited at Nadar's, for which his brother and a new model, Nini, had posed. The painter eventually pressured grumbling pere Martin into paying 425 for it, the amount he desperately needed for his rent."
Rewald, "The History of Impressionism"