13 May 1999
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Tte de jeune fille en rose
signed 'Renoir' (upper left)
oil on canvas
16.1/8 x 13 in. (41 x 34.3 cm.)
Paited in Cagnes, 1916
Maurice Gangnat, Paris; sale, Htel Drouot, Paris, 24-25 June 1925, lot 7 (illustrated). Mr. Druet, Paris.
Elie Faure, Paris.
A. Aupetit, Paris.
Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the family of the late owner, 1960.
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The Daily Telegraph, London, 17 October 1957 (illustrated).
London, Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., XIX and XX Century French Paintings, October-November 1957, p. 23, no. 19 (illustrated).
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