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Property from an Esteemed Private Collection

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait d'Edmond Maître

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May 16, 12:52 AM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Esteemed Private Collection

Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Portrait d'Edmond Maître

signed A. Renoir (center left)

oil on canvas

8 ⅝ by 11 ½ in.

22 by 29.2 cm.

Executed in 1871. 

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

Louis-Edmond Maître, Paris (acquired directly from the artist)

Paul-Arthur Chéramy, Paris

Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 April 1913, lot 59 (consigned by the estate of the above)

Dikran K. Kélékian, Paris (acquired at the above sale)

The American Art Association, New York, 30-31 January 1922, lot 98 (consigned by the above)

Charles R. Sheeler, New York (acquired at the above sale)

Agnes Meyer, Mt. Kisco, New York and Washington, D.C.

Katherine Graham, Washington, D.C. (acquired by descent from the above)

Sotheby’s, New York, November 5, 2002, lot 1 (consigned by the estate of the above)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Dikran Kélékian, Gaston Migeon and Jules Guiffrey, Collection Kélékian, Tableaux de L'Ecole Française Moderne, Paris and New York, 1920, pl. 56, illustrated (titled Portrait d'homme étendu sur un sofa

François Daulte, Auguste Renoir, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint, vol. I, Lausanne, 1971, no. 72, n.p., illustrated

Elda Fezzi, L'Opera completa di Renoir nel periodo impressionista 1869-1883, Milan, 1972, no. 62, p. 92, illustrated (titled Edmond Maítre)

Barbara Ehrlich White, Renoir, His Life, Art and Letters, New York, 1984, p. 39, illustrated (titled Edmond Maître)

Exh. Cat., Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada; Art Institute of Chicago and Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Renoir’s Portraits, Impressions of an Age, 1997-98, p. 114

Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. 534, p. 524, illustrated (titled Portrait d’homme étendu sur un sofa: Edmond Maître (Le liseur))

Barbara Ehrlich White, Renoir. An Intimate Biography, New York, 2017, p. 49

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Loan Exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings, 1921, no. 103, p. 23 (titled Man Lying on the Sofa)

New York, Brooklyn Museum, Paintings by Modern French Masters Representing the Post-Impressionists and Their Predecessors, 1921, no. 191 (titled The Reader)

Basel, Kunstmuseum, Renoir. Zwischen Bohème und Bourgeoisie: Die frühen Jahre, 2012, no. 23, pp. 106-07; pl. 23, illustrated in color (titled Man Lying on a Sofa: Edmond Maître)