This past July I spent some time in New Jersey visiting family. One Sunday evening we had a relaxing dinner in Lambertville, NJ along the Delaware river and then took a stroll across the bridge to New Hope, PA. Walking back on the bridge, I took a photo of an outdoor dining venue.
photo by me and enhanced to look "old"
This scene reminded me of a Renoir painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party. While not nearly as romantic or idyllic as the Renoir rendering, the riverbank setting seemed of another era.
This is a photo of the Renoir's, Luncheon of the Boating Party, painted 1800-1801. The backdrop of the luncheon was along the Seine.
This painting is a centerpiece of The Philips Collection in Washington, DC. You can read more about the painting and The Phillips Collection by clicking here.