1841 - 1919
LA VALLÉE DE LA CAGNE (FRAGMENT)
Stamped Renoir. (lower right)
Oil on canvas
5⅝ by 11⅛ in. (14.3 by 28.3 cm)
Framed: 12½ by 18 in. (31.7 by 45.7 cm)
Painted in 1905.
This work was presented to the Comité Renoir under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. (WPI) at its virtual meeting in April 2020, held in place of an in-person meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with associated government regulations on travel and confinement. It will be included in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
The canvas is unlined. All four edges of the canvas are taped. The canvas is slightly dirty and there is some discolored varnish along the top edge. A few extremely fine lines of craquelure along the top and bottom edges, and to the white house at center. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent. This work is in overall very good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Galerie Barbazanges, Paris (acquired from the above in 1922)
Mme Sylvain Auber, Paris (acquired by 1965)
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 25, 1984, lot 107
Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, San Francisco (acquired at the above sale)
Calic Gallery, Alameda, California
Jean Deleage, San Francisco (acquired from the above in October 1992 and sold by the estate: Christie's, New York, May 2, 2012, lot 303)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L'Atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, no. 325, illustrated as part of a larger canvas pl. 100
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, 1903-1910, vol. IV, Paris, 2012, no. 3044, illustrated p. 212