Lot 403
  • 403

PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR | La Femme en bleu

Estimate
350,000 - 450,000 EUR
Sold
420,500 EUR
bidding is closed

Description

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • La Femme en bleu
  • signed Renoir (upper right)
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Maurice Gangnat, Paris (his sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 24-25, 1925, lot 57)
Mr. Mietchaninoff (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 17, 1927, lot 16
Mr. Charpentier, Paris (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Galerie Charpentier, Paris, March 30, 1954, lot 96
Acquired at the above sale and thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Georges Rivière, Renoir et ses amis, Paris, 1921, illustrated p. 147 (left part of the work)
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, 1911-1919 & 1er supplément, Paris, 2014, vol. V, no. 4161, illustrated p. 309

Catalogue Note

"The light, deft strokes of Renoir's brush are graceful, supple and unrestrained, making the flesh transparent and tinting the cheeks and lips with a gleaming crimson. Renoir's women are enchanting. If you welcome one into your home, she will be the last person you glance at before leaving and the first you look to upon your return."
Théodore Rudet, Histoire des peintres impressionnistes, Paris, 1922, p. 186-187

This work will be included in the forthcoming Pierre-Auguste Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
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