Sale: 508 / Art of the 19th Century, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 366

 
366
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Rosen, Um 1915.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,900
Sold:
€ 168,750 / $ 197.437

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Rosen. Um 1915.
Oil on canvas.
Monogrammed in lower right. Numbered and inscribed on verso of canvas and stretcher. 20 x 34 cm (7.8 x 13.3 in).

• Wonderful tender composition in the combination of Renoir's preferred colors rosé, light yellow and light blue.
• Characteristic motif in the series of the rose still lifes from Renoir's late period fo creation.
• Roses stand emblematic for Auguste Renoir, comparable with Monet's water lillies and Vincent van Gogh's sunflowers.
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Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, New York, from June 16, 2020. The original work can be presented for inclusion into the digital catalog raisonné.

PROVENANCE: Ambroise Vollard, Paris (acquired from the artist beofre his death in 1919).
Kunsthandel Herbert Einstein, London (bis 1955).
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, auction November 29 -December 1, 1955, no. 1889 (with color illu.).
"Kroschwitz" (acquired at aforementioned auction).
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired in the 1950s or 1960s, ever since family-owned).

"Painting flowers eases my mind. It is far less strenuous than being confronted with a model. When I paint flowers I use different hues and values, feeling liberated, I am not worried about loosing the canvas. I would never dare doing this with a human face, simply for the fear of spoiling everything. The experience I gain this way finds use in my other paintings, too.“
Quote from: Georges Rivière, Renoir et ses amis, Paris 1921, p. 80.

366
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Rosen, Um 1915.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,900
Sold:
€ 168,750 / $ 197.437

(incl. 25% surcharge)