• Impressionist/Modern Evening S auction at Christies

    Sale 7831

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

    Coucher de soleil à Douarnenez

    Price Realised  

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
    Coucher de soleil à Douarnenez
    signed 'Renoir' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    21 3/8 x 25 7/8 in. (53.7 x 64.4 cm.)
    Painted in Douarnenez circa 1883


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    This work will be included in the critical catalogue of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's paintings being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute.

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    Provenance

    Marcel Kapferer, Paris, by 1939.
    Galerie Durand Ruel et Cie., Paris, by 1942.
    Sam Salz Inc., New York.
    The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts; sale, Christie's, New York, 15 November 1988, lot 12.
    Henryk de Kwiatkowski, Bahamas, by whom acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HENRYK R. DE KWIATKOWSKI FAMILY COLLECTION


    Literature

    A. Vollard, Tableaux, pastels et dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, vol. I, Paris, 1918, no. 56 (illustrated p. 14).
    E. Fezzi, L'opera completa di Renoir nel periodo Impressionista 1869-1893, Milan, 1972, no. 574 (illustrated p. 114).
    List of Paintings in The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1972, no. 604 (illustrated p. 92).
    G.-P. & M. Dauberville, Renoir, catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, vol. II, Paris, 2009, no. 839 (illustrated p. 93).


    Exhibited

    Williamstown, Massachusetts, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Impressionist Paintings, September 1956, no. 159 (illustrated pl. XXIV).