These two paintings date from 1873 and 1874, when Renoir was just 32 years old. In a gallery full of wonderful paintings, they just knock you over.

The picture of ‘Lilies in a Jar’ by Matthew Smith, an English painter who studied with Matisse in Paris, dates from 1914.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Painting of a meadow in spring at the Courtauld Gallery, London
Painting of a Vase of lilies