PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR | LA MAISON DE LA POSTE
Property from an Important Private Collection, Connecticut
(1841 - 1919)
LA MAISON DE LA POSTE
Signed Renoir (lower right)
Oil on canvas
8¾ by 11 in. (22.2 by 28 cm)
Framed: 15½ by 17½ in. (39.4 by 44.5 cm)
Painted in 1907.
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 has been lined and the extreme edges have been taped. The colors are bright and fresh. The surface is nicely textured. Under UV light: a couple of very faint and minor inpainting are visible on the extreme upper and lower edges. Overall the work is in very good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired from the above)
Galerie Grosshenning, Dusseldorf
Tengelmann, Muelheim an der Ruhr
Neher GmbH & Co., Essen (acquired by 1987)
Galerie Monaco Fine Art, Monaco
Private Collection, Germany (and sold: Sotheby's, London, February 6, 2001, lot 116)
Acquired at the above sale
Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L'Atelier de Renior, vol. I, Paris, 1931, no. 359, illustrated pl. 113 (with incorrect measurements)
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, vol. IV, Paris, 2012, no. 3089, illustrated p. 235
Dusseldorf, Galerie Grosshenning, Ausgewählte Meisterwerke des XX Jahrhunderts, 1979, illustrated in color on the cover of the catalogue