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    Sale 12071

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1250

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

    Etude pour Oedipe

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    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
    Etude pour Oedipe
    signed 'Renoir' (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    7 ½ x 5 ¼ in. (19.3 x 13.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1895


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue critique of Pierre-Auguste Renoir being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute established from the archives of François Daulte, Durand-Ruel, Venturi, Vollard and Wildenstein.

    Provenance

    (possibly) Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
    Wally Findlay Galleries, Inc., New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1978.


    Literature

    A. Vollard, Tableaux, pastels et dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1918, vol. II, p. 43 (illustrated).
    G.-P. and M. Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, Paris, 2010, vol. III, p. 250, no. 2150 (illustrated; titled Personnage mythologique).