14 September 2005
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Deux jeunes filles au piano (Yvonne et Christine Lerolle au piano)
signed 'Renoir' (lower right)
charcoal on paper laid down at the edges on board
24 7/8 x 19 in. (63.2 x 48.3 cm.)
Drawn circa 1890
Louis Rouart, Paris.
Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired from the above, October 1937).
Mme de la Chapelle, Paris (acquired from the above, December 1942).
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We are grateful to Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville for confirming that this drawing is included in their Bernheim-Jeune archives as an authentic work.
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