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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
PAYSAGE DE BORD DE MER
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
PAYSAGE DE BORD DE MER
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1841-1919
PAYSAGE DE BORD DE MER
Stamped Renoir. (lower right)
Oil on canvas
10 3/4 by 16 in.
27.3 by 40.6 cm
Painted in 1900.
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This work will be included in the catalogue critique being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute from the François Daulte, Durand-Ruel, Venturi, Vollard and Wildenstein archives.

Provenance

Estate of the artist
Private Collection, Switzerland
Opera Gallery, Paris
Acquired from the above

Literature

Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L’Atelier de Renoir, vol. I, Paris, 1931, no. 212, illustrated pl. 69
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, 1895-1902, vol. III, Paris, 2010, no. 1893, illustrated p. 119

Catalogue Note

Paysage de bord de mer is a serene and evocative vision which embodies the fresh spontaneity of Renoir’s later plein-air painting. Painted in 1900, the present work depicts a lush landscape in the southern Mediterranean with rich green foliage, feathery vibrant brushstrokes and a tranquil ocean blue horizon. Unlike Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet who often depicted laborers in landscapes, Renoir preferred to focus on scenes and sites of leisure. Discussing Renoir’s landscapes from this at this time and how they helped to shape the rest of his career, John House comments that Renoir’s paintings of this period were characterized by a, "softer more supple handling... This harmonious interrelation of man and nature became a central theme in Renoir’s late work" (Renoir (exhibition catalogue), Hayward Gallery, London; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris & Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985-86, p. 262).

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