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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
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PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841-1919)

Madame Henriot

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PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841-1919)
Madame Henriot
signed 'Renoir' (lower right)
oil on canvas
16 x 13 in. (41 x 33 cm.)
Painted in 1874
Provenance
Henriette Henriot, Paris (acquired from the artist); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 March 1875, lot 39.
Henri Rouart, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Edgar Degas, Paris (probably acquired from the above, circa 1875); Estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 26-27 March 1918, lot 88.
Paul Rosenberg & Co., Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Jacques de Zoubaloff, Paris; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 16-17 June 1927, lot 157.
Otto Gerson, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Wildenstein et Cie., Paris (acquired from the above, 1928).
Adolph Lewisohn, New York (acquired from the above, 1928).
Samuel Adolph Lewisohn, New York (by descent from the above).
Joan Simon, New York (by descent from the above, until at least 1985).
Private collection, United Kingdom.
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1989).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 4 November 1996.
Literature
R. Fry, "A Monthly Chronicle: The Sale of Degas's Collection" in The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, March 1918, vol. 32, no. 180, p. 118.
P. Lafond, Degas, Paris, 1918, p. 121 (titled Tête de femme).
J. Guiffrey, "La vente Zoubaloff" in La Renaissance de l'art français et des industries de luxe, May 1927, p. 231 (illustrated).
R. Cortissoz, "Auguste Renoir and the Cult for Beauty" in International Studio, August 1928, vol. XC, no. 375 (illustrated in color on the cover).
J. Meier-Graefe, Renoir, Leipzig, 1928, p. 67 (illustrated, fig. 42; dated 1874-1875 and with incorrect dimensions).
S. Bourgeois and W. George, "The A. and S. Lewisohn Collection" in Formes, 1932, nos. 28-29, 1932, pp. 304-305 (illustrated, opposite p. 303; titled Portrait de jeune fille).
M.H. Piescotto, "Famous Art Collections: The Lewisohn Collection" in The Studio, March 1939, vol. CXVII, no. 552 (illustrated, p. 97).
P.A. Lemoisne, Degas et son oeuvre, Paris, 1946, vol. I, pp. 178 and 180 (illustrated, p. 179, fig. c).
M. Bodelsen, "Early Impressionist Sales 1874-94 in Light of Some Unpublished 'Procès-Verbaux'" in The Burlington Magazine, June 1968, vol. 110, no. 783, p. 336, lot 39 (titled Tête de femme).
F. Daulte, Auguste Renoir: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, figures, Lausanne, 1971, vol. I, no. 108 (illustrated).
E. Fezzi, L'opera completa di Renoir nel periodo impressionista, 1869-1883, Milan, 1972, p. 95, no. 134 (illustrated).
S. Monneret, L'impressionnisme et son époque, Paris, 1980, vol. 3, p. 271, no. 39.
E. Fezzi and J. Henry, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Renoir: Période impressionniste, 1869-1883, Paris, 1985, p. 85, no. 129 (illustrated).
A. Roquebert, "Degas Collectionneur" in Degas inédit (Actes du colloque Degas), Paris, 1988, pp. 66 and 82, note 7.
A. Dumas, "Degas as a Collector" in Apollo, September 1996, pp. 13, 65 and 82, note 70.
A. Dumas, C. Ives, S.A. Stein and G. Tinterow, The Private Collection of Edgar Degas, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, pp. 11, 15 and 124 (illustrated in color, p. 126, fig. 159) and pp. 67-68, note 48.
G.-P. and M. Dauberville, Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, Paris, 2007, vol. I, pp. 454-455, no. 442 (illustrated, p. 455).
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie E. Druet, Renoir, February 1923, no. 22.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lewisohn Collection, November-December 1951, p. 15, no. 66 (illustrated, p. 41).
New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Collectors' Choice: Masterpieces of French Art from New York Private Collections, for the Benefit of the Public Education Association, March-April 1953, p. 50, no. 19 (illustrated; detail illustrated on the cover; dated 1876).
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Post Lot Text
This work will be included in the forthcoming Pierre-Auguste Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

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