拍品 27
  • 27

皮耶·奧古斯特·雷諾瓦

估價
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD
已售出
1,565,000 USD
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描述

  • 皮耶·奧古斯特·雷諾瓦
  • 《鬱金香》
  • 款識:畫家簽名 Renoir(右下)
  • 油彩畫布

來源

Maurice Gangnat, Paris (sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 24-25, 1925, lot 132)

Hunt Henderson, New Orleans (before 1939)

Louis S. McGehee School, New Orleans (1961)

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above in July, 1961)

Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York

Private Collection

Sale: Christie's New York, Impressionist & Modern Paintings,Drawings & Sculpture Part I, November 11, 1997, lot 116

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

展覽

New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art &  New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Early Masters of Modern Art, 1959-61, no. 39, illustrated in the catalogue

出版

Julius Meier-Graefe, Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1912, p. 180, illustrated

Julius Meier-Graefe, Auguste Renoir, Munich, 1920, p. 163, illustrated

Julius Meier-Graefe, Renoir, Leipzig, 1929, p. 446, no. 339, illustrated p. 330

拍品資料及來源

This exquisite image of tulips in a porcelain vase reveals Renoir's penchant for still-life subject matter. Renoir began his career painting flowers on porcelain for the Sèvres workshop, and his progression with the subject evolved into rich depictions of floral arrangements on canvas by the late 1860s.  As was noted at the time of a retrospective exhibition in 1988, "For an artist enamoured with color, flowers provide a perfect subject – infinitely varied, malleable to any arrangement.  Several of Renoir's most beautiful paintings... are flower pieces.  Renoir painted many pictures of flowers in addition to the more numerous figures and landscapes. Flowers appear frequently in his paintings as decorations or as part of the landscape behind figures even when they are not the main motif.  Renoir himself said that when painting flowers he was able to paint more freely and boldly, without the mental effort he made with a model before him.  Also, he found the painting of flowers to be helpful in painting human figures" (Renoir Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), Nagoya City Art Museum, 1988, p. 247).

One of the first owners of this picture was the sugar magnate Hunt Henderson. Based in New Orleans, Henderson was the first collector to bring the works of the Impressionists to the American South, including works by Monet, Renoir and Degas. 

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