7 May 2009
PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA LADY
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
stamped with signature 'Renoir.' (Lugt 2137b; lower right)
oil on canvas
6 x 11 in. (15.2 x 27.9 cm.)
Painted in 1919
James Vigeveno Galleries, Ojai, California.
(possibly) Acquired from the above by the late owners, by 1980.
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Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L'Atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, vol. II, p. 247, no. 715 (illustrated as part of a larger canvas, pl. 226).
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue critique of Pierre-Auguste Renoir being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute, as established from the archives of François Daulte, Durand-Ruel, Venturi, Vollard and Wildenstein.
We are grateful to Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville for confirming that this painting is included in their Bernheim-Jeune archives as an authentic work.
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