3 December 1996
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Portrait d'Amélie Dieterle au chapeau blanc
signed 'Renoir' (lower right)
charcoal and coloured crayon on tracing paper
21 5/8 x 17½in. (55 x 44.2cm.)
Executed circa 1894
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A. Vollard, Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1918, (illustrated p. 129).
To be included in the forthcoming volume IV of the Renoir catalogue raisonné, Les Pastels, aquarelles et dessins currently being prepared by François Daulte.
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