Paysage de l'Estaque
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Property from a Swiss Private Collection
1841 - 1919
Paysage de l'Estaque
signed Renoir (lower left)
oil on canvas
32.5 by 41.2cm., 12¾ by 16¼in.
Framed: 47 by 56cm., 18½ by 22in.
Painted in 1883-85.
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 not lined. Inspection under UV light reveals a milky varnish through which UV light cannot fully penetrate. UV light does reveal, however a few tiny specks of possible historic retouching to some minor losses to the right edge corresponding to frame abrasion, no further obvious signs of retouching are visible. There are some losses to the pigment in places, the largest of which are to the impasto in the grass in the lower right quadrant and to the grass and tree to the left of the composition. There are some fine lines of craquelure to the thicker pigments only visible upon very close inspection. There is some frame abrasion to all four edges. There is some surface dirt and tiny surface accretions to the composition. This work is in overall good condition and would benefit from a clean.
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