Jardin de Cagnes by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Jardin de Cagnes by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Jardin de Cagnes by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

  • This garden view in Cagnes was composed by the renowned Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • The work's saturated color palette is a compelling example of his mature style
  • His bold, swift brushstrokes perfectly capture the visual richness of the French landscape
  • Renoir's mastery over color and texture places him among the world's greatest artists
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1841-1919 | French

Jardin de Cagnes
(Garden of Cagnes)


Signed “Renoir” (lower left)
Oil on canvas

This vibrantly hued landscape is an outstanding example of the legendary Pierre-Auguste Renoir's distinctive style. With his vivid palette and fluid brushstrokes, Renoir beautifully captures the ephemerality and tranquility of this garden scene. Bringing together bold complementary colors, the work embodies the fresh spontaneity of Renoir's finest plein air paintings and reveals the Impressionist legend’s mastery over light and atmosphere.

The work captures a view of a lush garden in Cagnes-sur-Mer, a town in the south of France on the Mediterranean. Renoir had moved there in the autumn of 1908, attracted by the remarkable quality of light and the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean sea. His estate there, known as Les Collettes, consisted of a picturesque, pale stone farmhouse set amidst groves of orange and olive trees. With its views of the surrounding landscape, it served as a source of endless inspiration for the artist in the early years of the 20th century. This work, which captures a garden view in Cagnes, is exemplary of his output from the period. Similar works composed by Renoir at Cagnes can be found in the collections of the Musée d'Orsay (Paris) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), among others.

Executed with fluid brushwork and infused with brilliant light, it is landscapes such as this that are considered the keystone of his entire oeuvre. His broad, juxtaposed strokes of yellows, oranges, greens, and blues bring a play of light to the lush foliage, while his bold color palette stands as a testament to his lifelong appreciation for the lushness of nature. Capturing his most fleeting impressions in each and every brush stroke, Renoir’s compositions forever changed the very nature of art.

Born in Limoges, France in 1841, Renoir began his career as an apprentice to a painter of porcelain wares. He later moved to Paris at the age of 21, enrolling at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts. It was here, while studying under Charles Gleyre, that Renoir attained a tremendous appreciation for the academic style of painting, a quality that would last throughout his career. This was also the time during which he met Claude Monet and several other classmates, with whom he would later form the Impressionists.

Working closely with Monet, Renoir began experimenting with the portrayal of light and its effect on his canvases. The youngest member of the Impressionist movement, an astute Renoir recognized how a subject was constantly changing due to the dynamic effects of light on color. Relying heavily upon his academic training that focused upon composition, lines and descriptive details, Renoir distinguished himself among his contemporaries. His intuitive use of color and expansive brushstroke, along with an acute attention to his subject, have placed him among the finest painters in history.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Wildenstein Institute and will be including in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute.

Circa 1905

Canvas: 22" high x 18 3/8" wide
Frame: 31" high x 27 1/2" wide

Provenance:
Ambroise Vollard, ParisSale: Hotel Drouot, Paris, March 31, 1927, lot 53
Monsieur D. Bing, Schoeneman Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Private Collection, Connecticut
M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans

References:
Catalogue Raisonné des Tableaux, Pastels, Aessins et Aquarelles, 1911-1919, vol. V, Paris, 2014, by G. Patrice and M. Dauberville, p. 188, no. 3949 (illustrated)
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Artist: Renoir, Pierre-Auguste
Framed:27 1/2"W x 31"H
Unframed:18 3/8"W x 22"H
Period: 1816-1918
Origin:France
Subject:Landscape
Width:27 1/2 Inches
Height:31 Inches
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