7 February 2007
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
signed 'Renoir' (upper right)
oil on canvas
9 5/8 x 17¾ in. (24.3 x 45 cm.)
M. Knoedler & Cie., Paris.
Acquired from the above by the parents of the present owner in October 1970, and thence by descent.
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Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L'atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, vol. II, no. 562 (illustrated pl. 178).
This painting will be included in the forthcoming Renoir catalogue critique being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute and established from the archive funds 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.
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