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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
ORANGE ET FRUITS SUR UNE NAPPE BLANCHE (NATURE MORTE)
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LOT SOLD. 331,250 USD
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429
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
ORANGE ET FRUITS SUR UNE NAPPE BLANCHE (NATURE MORTE)
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 331,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919
ORANGE ET FRUITS SUR UNE NAPPE BLANCHE (NATURE MORTE)
Signed Renoir. (lower right)
Oil on canvas 
11 3/4 by 15 3/8 in.
29.5 by 38 cm
Painted in 1900.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

Provenance

Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Georges Lurcy, New York (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 7, 1957, lot 9)
Mr. D. Rosenthal, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, New York, November 14, 1984, lot 510
Ichiryo Gallery, Toyko
Corporate Collection, Toyko (acquired from the above in 1988)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Ambroise Vollard, Tableaux, pastels et dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, vol. II, Paris, 1918, no. 1049, illustrated p. 68
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles 1895-1902, vol. III, Paris, 2010, no. 1724, illustrated p. 38

Catalogue Note

Renoir increasingly rendered still lifes beginning in the early 1880s; the motif would further flourish as Renoir found financial success, freeing him from the dependency of client commissions so he could paint as he wished. With feathery brushwork and a vibrant palette, he would transform commonplace items into objects of beauty, redefining the age-old genre with his mastery of Impressionist technique. He once told Albert André that it was in these small works with their informal compositions that "he put the whole of himself, that he took every risk" (Albert André, Renoir, Paris, 1928, p. 49). Nature morte, which depicts a vibrant arrangement of fruits over a rippling cloth, exemplifies the artist’s profound skill at capturing the voluptuous volume of objects.

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