10 May 2001
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
La promenade du peintre à Cagnes
signed 'Renoir.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
11 1/8 x 19 5/8 in. (28.3 x 49.8 cm.)
Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Galerie de l'Elysée (Alex Maguy), Paris.
Acquired by the present owner, 1975.
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A. Vollard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Tableaux, pastels et dessins, Paris, 1918, vol. II, p. 5 (illustrated).
This painting will be included in the forthcoming Renoir catalogue raisonné from Françoise Daulte being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class