13 May 2016
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Richard Guino (1890-1973)
Buste de Madame Renoir
signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'Renoir 7/20 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 23 ¼ in. (59.2 cm.)
Length: 19 7/8 in. (51.3 cm.)
Conceived circa 1916; this bronze version cast circa 1960
Galerie de l'Elysée (Alex Maguy), Paris.
O. Roy Chalk, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the above, circa 1963).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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P. Haesaerts, Renoir, Sculptor, New York, 1947, pp. 30 and 42, no. 18 (detail of plaster version illustrated, pl. XXXV).
Corinne Guino has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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