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Property from the Ambroise Vollard Collection

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Le Jugement de Pâris

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May 17, 12:56 AM GMT


300,000 - 500,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Ambroise Vollard Collection

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

1841 - 1919

Le Jugement de Pâris

signed Renoir (lower right)

sanguine and white chalk on tracing paper mounted on canvas

29 ⅞ by 39 ⅜ in. 76 by 100.2 cm.

Executed circa 1915.

Please note that this work has been requested for the exhibition Guino-Renoir that will be held at the Musée d'Art Hyacinthe Rigaud in Perpignan from 25 June to 5 November 2023.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

Ambroise Vollard, Paris (acquired directly from the artist by 1919)
Etienne Bignou and Martin Fabiani, Paris (acquired from the estate of the above on 7 March 1941) 
Ludwig Gutbier, Munich (acquired from the above on 28 March 1941)
Central Collecting Point, Munich (deposited on 21 June 1946, inv. no. 33090) 
Musée du Louvre, Paris (recovered by La Récupération Artistique in December 1951 as REC 57)
Musée de Strasbourg (transferred from the above in December 1952)
Musée du Louvre, Paris (transferred from the above in October 1975)
Musée d’Orsay, Paris (transferred from the above in 1986)
Restituted by the French authorities to the heirs of Ambroise Vollard on 10 February 2023

Ambroise Vollard, Tableaux, pastels et dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, vol. I, Paris, 1918, no. 75, p. 19, illustrated (dated 1915)

Ambroise Vollard, La Vie et l’oeuvre de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1919, pp. 191-92, p. 108, illustrated

Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville, Renoir. Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 1895-1902, vol. V, Paris, 2014, no. 4430, p. 486, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Les archives du rêve. Carte blanche à Werner Spies, 2014, p. 425, illustrated in color (dated 1908)

Exh. Cat., Madrid, Fundación MAPFRE, Renoir entre mujeres. Del ideal moderno al ideal clásico. Colecciones de los museos d'Orsay y de l'Orangerie, 2016, p. 250, illustrated (dated 1908)

London, Arts Council Gallery, French Drawings from Fouquet to Gauguin, 1952, no. 134, pl. XXII, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts and San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, French Drawings: Masterpieces from Seven Centuries, 1955-56, no. 161, p. 39, illustrated
Rome, Palazzo di Venezia and Milan, Palazzo Reale, Il disegno francese da Fouquet a Toulouse-Lautrec, 1959-60, no. 193, n.p., illustrated
Lausanne, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts and Aarhaus, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle aus den Museen Frankreich—Drei Jahrhunderte Französischer Zeichenkunst, 1963, no. 104, illustrated
Paris, Musée du Louvre, Dessins de sculpteurs de Pajou à Rodin, 1964, no. 87, pl. XXIV, illustrated
Paris, Grand Palais, Hommage à Raphaël: Raphäel et l'art français, 1983-84, no. 215, p. 173, illustrated (dated 1908)
Paris, Musée d'Orsay, Sanguines du xixème siècle: de Delacroix à Maurice Denis, 1994, no. 51, p. 79, illustrated in color
Paris, Musée du Louvre, Présentation des oeuvres récupérées après la Seconde Guerre mondiale et confiées à la garde des musées nationaux, 1997, p. 157
Paris, Grand Palais, Renoir au XXème siècle, 2009-10, no. 67, p. 306; p. 310, illustrated in color (titled Etude pour l'une des versions du Jugements de Pâris, dated circa 1914 and with incorrect attribution)
Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes, Un Autre Renoir, 2017, n.n., p. 151, illustrated in color (dated 1908)