Georges Riviere, a student of Renoir's, tried to describe Renoir's complete infatuation with his future wife Aline Charigot, and said,
"There were times when he would put down his palette and gaze at her instead of painting, asking himself why he tried, since what he was trying to achieve was there already."
Renoir, Auguste. Boating Couple (Aline Charigot and Renoir). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1881