Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)

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Watercolour and red chalk.
A made up section at the upper left corner.
237 x 323 mm. (9 3/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

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Renoir’s freely-drawn watercolour landscapes of this type are generally dated between 1895 and 1900. This watercolour may have been acquired directly from the artist’s heirs by the commissaire-priseur Alphonse Bellier, one of the leading auctioneers in Paris between the 1920’s and the 1950’s. The drawing was later in the collection of the French writer, art historian and critic Claude Roger-Marx (1888-1977).

Provenance:
Alphonse Bellier, Paris
His sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 29 March 1929
Claude Roger-Marx, Paris
Anonymous sale, Paris, Drouot, 23 November 1987, lot 57
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 7 December 1990, lot 105
Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Paris, in 1997
Private collection, Nevada.

Literature:
Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville, Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, Vol.III (1895-1902), Paris, 2010, p.550, no.2646 (where dated c.1900).

Pierre Auguste RENOIR

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