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Buste de Madame Renoir by Renoir

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This bronze by Pierre-Auguste Renoir exhibits the best Impressionist qualities

Key Features

  • A rare and lovely bronze created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir with the assistance of Richard Guino
  • Entitled Buste de Madame Renoir, this bronze is a lifelike portrait of Renoir's wife Aline
  • This is one of only 27 bronze sculptures created by Renoir
  • Signed "Renoir 2/8" with a Fonderie Valsuani stamp
  • Circa 1916-1917
  • 20 1/2" wide x 23 1/4" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    20 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    23 1/4 Inches
  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Origin:
  • Material:
  • Artist:
    Renoir, Pierre-Auguste
Pierre Auguste Renoir
1841-1919 · French

Buste de Madame Renoir Bronze with brown patina
Signed "Renoir 2/8" with a Fonderie Valsuani stamp Circa 1916-1917

20 1/2" wide x 23 1/4" high

One of only 27 bronzes created by celebrated French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, this exceptional bronze bust of Renoir's wife, Aline Charigot, represents the artistic heights reached by one of art history's most famed artists. Renoir captures the essence of that famed artist's work with great sensitivity, so that this tender portrait seems almost as if one of Renoir's canvases has come to life.

Renoir was not a prolific sculptor, since arthritis crippled his hands just around the time he began working in the art form. During this period, many sculptors, including the great Rodin, employed young assistants, and in 1913, Renoir hired Richard Guino, who soon proved to have an uncanny ability to understand and translate Renoir's style, thus helping the artist to create some of his greatest works. For many years after Renoir's death, Guino's role was downplayed to the point of barely being mentioned. After a lengthy lawsuit with the Renoir estate, Guino finally received recognition for his role in this partnership in the 1980s, several decades after Renoir's death.

Almost all of the bronzes created by Renoir and Guino are in museums today, and when these incredible works have appeared at auction, they are eagerly sought after by museums and private collectors.

Artist's Museums:
Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
Tate Gallery, London
The Louvre, Paris
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

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