5 May 2004
Property from the Delaware Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
La maison de la poste à Cagnes
signed 'Renoir' (lower left)
oil on canvas
12 5/8 x 18¼ in. (32.1 x 46.4 cm.)
Painted in 1907
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist, 1908).
Dr. Albert C. Barnes, Merion, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above, 1914).
Nelle M. Mullen, Merion, Pennsylvania (acquired by the mid-1920's); Estate sale, Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Philadelphia, 15 November 1967, lot 14.
Jane du Pont Lunger, Greenville, Delaware (acquired at the above sale).
Gift from the above to the present owner.
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A.C. Barnes and V. de Mazia, The Art of Renoir, New York, 1935, pp. 89n, 122n-123n and 463, no. 222 (titled View of Cagnes; dated early 1900s).
The Wildenstein Institute will include this painting in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Pierre-Auguste Renoir established from the archives of François Daulte, Durand-Ruel, Venturi, Vollard and Wildenstein.
Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville have confirmed that this painting is included in their Bernheim-Jeune archives as an authentic work.
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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