Property Sold To Benefit The Acquisition Fund Of The San Diego Museum Of Art
1841 - 1919
FEMME SE PEIGNANT
Signed Renoir. (upper left)
Oil on canvas
17 by 14¼ in. (43.2 by 36.2 cm)
Framed: 28 by 25 in. (71.1 by 63.5 cm)
Painted in 1907.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
This work will be included in the second supplement to the Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles de Pierre-Auguste Renoir being prepared by Guy Patrice Dauberville and Floriane Dauberville.
The canvas is lined. There is some pigment shrinkage in the figure's hair. The edges of the canvas are unevenly cut and the extreme edges of the canvas are covered with tape. There are remnants of regularly spaced pinholes along the extreme edges, due to a previous tacking. On the figure's proper right hand, there is one small spot of staining. In the upper left quadrant, there are a few scattered pindot accretions. Under UV light, there is a possible spot of inpainting on the figure's proper right hand and in the darker pigments at the top of the figure's dress. The work is in good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist on July 18, 1907)
Durand-Ruel, New York (acquired from the above on November 4, 1915)
M & Mme Jean d'Alayer, Paris
Galerie Mouradian, Paris (acquired from the above in 1956)
Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles (acquired in 1956)
Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego
A bequest from the above in 1972
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition Paintings by Claude Monet and Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1915, no. 15
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Paintings by Renoir Since Nineteen Hundred, 1932, no. 16
London, Marlborough Fine Art, European Masters, 1953, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
Los Angeles, Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Art for the Executives and the Museum, 1957, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
San Diego, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego (San Diego Museum of Art), Choices from the Grant-Munger Collection, 1961, no. 37, illustrated in the catalogue
San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art & El Paso, El Paso Museum of Art, Idol of the Moderns: Pierre-Auguste Renoir and American Painting, 2002-03, no. 10