14 September 2005
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Richard Guino (1890-1973)
La petite laveuse
stamped with initials 'RG' and signed 'Renoir' (on the top of the base); stamped, dated and numbered 'c 1983 GVINO-RENOIR 1917 E.A. 3/4' (on the side of the base); and inscribed with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris 1983' (on the side of the base)
bronze with green and brown patina
Length: 9¼ in. (23½ cm.)
Conceived in 1916; this bronze version cast in 1983
Susse Fondeur, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa late 1980s.
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P. Haesaerts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, 1947, p. 42, no. 20, (another cast illustrated, pl. XXIX).
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru