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