Lot 391
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Études, femme au jardin
  • Signed with the initial R. (lower right)
  • Pen and ink, watercolor and pencil on paper

Provenance

Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Private Collection (and sold: Christie's, New York, November 15, 1990, lot 106)
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Ambroise Vollard, La Vie et l'oeuvre de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1919, illustrated pp. 15, 35 & 248
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, vol. II, Paris, 2009, no. 1624, illustrated p. 575

Catalogue Note

Études, femme au jardin constitutes a series of charming studies of the artist's favorite subjects: women, children, flowers and the bourgeois classes in their leisure pursuits. Focusing in this case on gardening, we see the sheer joy of figures tending to the flowers and plants of their suburban Parisian gardens. A rare and compelling example of Renoir's proficiency and finesse as a draftsman, the present work offers rare insight of the artist's attention to form versus atmosphere with its attention to fine detail. 
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