22 June 2005
PROPERTY FROM A SWISS COLLECTION
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
signed 'Renoir' (lower left)
oil on canvas
10¼ x 9 1/8 in. (26 x 23.1 cm.)
Jos Hessel, Paris.
Acquired circa 1950 and thence by descent to the present owner.
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