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PROPERTY OF JANET TRAEGER SALZ

Pierre-Auguste Renoir & Louis Morel
DANSEUSE AU TAMBOURIN I
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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363

PROPERTY OF JANET TRAEGER SALZ

Pierre-Auguste Renoir & Louis Morel
DANSEUSE AU TAMBOURIN I
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir & Louis Morel
DANSEUSE AU TAMBOURIN I
Inscribed Renoir., numbered H/3 and stamped with the foundry mark C. Valsuani, Cire Perdue
Bronze
Height: 24 1/4 in.
61.6 cm
Conceived in 1918 and cast in bronze in 1950 in an edition of 20 plus 3 artist's proofs.
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Provenance

Estate of the artist
Sale: Christie's, New York, November 4, 1981, lot 25
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Paul Haesaerts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, 1947, no. 22, illustration of the terracotta version pl. XLIV

Catalogue Note

In 1918, after the departure of Richard Guino, with whom he had collaborated on several sculptures, Renoir engaged the services of the young sculptor Louis Morel. Together they created three terracotta reliefs on Dionysian themes, including the present subject. As Guino had done before him, Morel modeled the reliefs from drawings by Renoir, whose hands were arthritic and incapable of modeling even the most malleable materials. As Paul Haesaerts notes: "It is a moving fact that the very last sculptures of this old man, who was paralyzed and not far from his end, evoked music and dance" (op. cit., p. 33).

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