Lot 339
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 GBP
Sold
272,750 GBP
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Description

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Maison dans un paysage
  • signed Renoir (lower left)
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in January 1912)
Émile Schuffenecker (acquired from the above in April 1916)
Bally AG, Switzerland
Pierre Müller, Zurich (a gift from the above in 1945)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Julius Meier-Graefe, Renoir, Leipzig, 1929, no. 353, illustrated p. 377
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, 1903-1910, Paris, 2012, vol. IV, no. 3003, illustrated p. 191

Catalogue Note

‘[Renoir’s] pictures are of that rare kind of which you only have to contemplate a tiny part in order to experience the same pleasure as that offered by a fragment of fresco, stained glass, silk or sculpture. There is not a square inch of any of his paintings that does not contain all the charm and inventiveness of his brush’ (Albert André quoted in Philippe Cros, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 2003, p. 149)
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