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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIPPE BEMBERG

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
NATURE MORTE AU MELON
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 137,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIPPE BEMBERG

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
NATURE MORTE AU MELON
Estimation
80 000120 000
Lot. Vendu 137,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1841-1919
NATURE MORTE AU MELON
signed Renoir (lower right)
oil on canvas
22.2 by 37cm., 8 3/4 by 14 1/2 in.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Floriane Dauberville.

Provenance

Ambroise Vollard, Paris (acquired directly from the artist by 1919)
Philippe Bemberg, Paris & Lausanne
Thence by descent to the present owner

Bibliographie

Ambroise Vollard, Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins de Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1918, vol. II, n.n., illustrated p. 158
Ambroise Vollard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins, San Francisco, 1989, no. 1588, illustrated p. 326

Description

'I think of Renoir as a great painter of fruit. It always seems like the journey through the sensuous orchard of the aesthetic sound in Renoir. His flesh is eatable — and his vistas and still lifes so strokable.'

(Bruce Weber, The Heart of the Matter, The Still Lifes of Marsden Hartley, exhibition catalogue., Berry Hill Galleries, New York, 2003, p. 15).

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