21 September 2010
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Louis Morel (1887-1975)
Le joueur de flûte
signed and numbered 'Renoir 12/20' (lower right) and stamped with foundry mark 'C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the bottom of the base)
bronze with brown patina
23 7/8 x 17½ in. (60.7 x 44.5 cm.)
Anthony Quinn, Los Angeles; Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 20 February 2002 lot 28.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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P. Haesaerts, Renoir Sculpture, New York, 1947, p. 38, no. 24 (terracotta version illustrated).
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