2 November 2005
Property from a Private American Collector
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Tête de jeune femme
signed 'Renoir' (lower right)
oil on canvas
10 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (27.7 x 24.3 cm.); oval
Painted circa 1901-1902
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris.
Paul Guillaume, Paris.
Brendan Davis Ltd., London.
Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1996.
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A. Vollard, Tableaux, pastels & dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1918, vol.II, p. 40 (illustrated).
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.
We are grateful to Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville for confirming that this painting is included in their Bernheim-Jeune Archives as an authentic work.
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