La Loge




La Loge

Date of Production



oil on canvas


Height: 80 cm (canvas)
Width: 63.5 cm (canvas)

Accession Number


Mode of Acquisition

Samuel Courtauld, bequest, 1948


The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)


Not currently on display


Label Text

Renoir’s brother Edmond and Nini Lopez, a model known as ‘fish-face’, posed for this painting of a box at the theatre. He uses his opera glasses to scan the audience; she holds hers in her hand, her gaze slightly unfocused as if she knows she is being looked at.
La Loge was included in the Impressionists’ first group exhibition in 1874. Critics were divided. One used the woman as a warning of the dangerous temptations of the fashion industry; another praised her elegance.


Bought from the artist by Martin, Paris 1875; Louis Flornoy, Paris, sold by him to Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris, 9 February 1899; Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris; through The Independent Gallery; purchased by Samuel Courtauld, May 1925; Courtauld Bequest, 1948.

Exhibition History

Courtauld Connects Regional Programme, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 13/11/2020-16/05/2021

Masterpieces of Impressionism from The Courtauld Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 10/09/2019-15/12/2019; Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya, Japan, 03/01/2020-15/03/2020; Kobe City Museum, Kobe, Japan, 28/03/2020-21/06/2020

The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, 20/02/2019-17/06/2019 ...More

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cezanne, National Gallery, London, 17/09/2018-20/01/2019

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Art Institute of Chicago & Chicago & USA, 29/06/2013-22/09/2013

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Metropolitan Museum of Art & New York & USA, 19/02/2013-27/05/2013

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Musee d'Orsay & Paris & France, 20/09/2012-13/01/2013

Renoir at the Theatre - Looking at La Loge, The Courtauld Gallery & Somerset House & London & England, 21/02/2008-25/05/2008

Women and Impressionism, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek & Copenhagen & Denmark, 06/10/2006-21/01/2007

Part of general displays, J Paul Getty Museum & Los Angeles & California & USA, 30/04/2003-21/08/2003

The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 14/06/1998-21/09/1998

The Courtauld Collection, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, 26/12/1997-12/05/1998

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces. The Courtauld Collection (Cleveland, Met, Kimbell, AIC and Nelson Atkins), USA, 1987 / 1988

Renoir, Hayward Gallery; Grand Palais, Paris; MFA, Boston, 1985 / 1986

National Gallery, London, 1983

Samuel Courtauld's collection of French 19th century paintings and drawings: a centenary exhibition to commemorate the birth of Samuel Courtauld, Courtauld Institute Galleries, 1976

Impressionistes de la Collection Courtauld de Londres, Orangerie, Paris, 1955

Renoir, Tate Gallery, 1953

Samuel Courtauld memorial exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, 1948

The Impressionists and after, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery & Birmingham & England, 1947 ...Less


Herring, Sarah and Emma Capron, eds., Discover Manet & Eva Gonzales, London: National Gallery 2022
fig. 38
pp. 61-4

The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998

Impressionistes de la Collection Courtauld de Londres, Orangerie, Paris, 1955
cat. no. 39


Inscription: inscription : signed : bottom left : : A. Renoir 74

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