69003: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Femme
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Femme au peplum rouge, tÃªte, bras Oil on canvas 13-7/8 x 9-1/2 inches (35.2 x 24.1 cm) Stamped lower right: Renoir PROVENANCE: The artist; His son, Pierre Renoir, Paris, by descent from the above; Galerie Tanner, Zurich; Dr. Sali Guggenheim, Zurich, acquired from the above by 1950; Private collection, by descent from the above; Sotheby's, London, February 8, 2006, lot 322; Private collection. LITERATURE: Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L'Atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, vol. I, pl. 41, no. 119. This work will be included in the forthcoming Pierre-Auguste Renoir Digital Catalogue RaisonnÃ©, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. The lot is accompanied by a facsimile of a letter of attestation, dated December 5, 2005, from the Wildenstein Plattner Institute. HID03101062020 Â© 2022 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved
Condition Report: Unlined canvas. Tape on left, right, and upper tacking edges, extending slightly into the picture plane. Minor abrasions near edges, likely from a previous frame. Small holes along lower edge where tacking nails were previously located. Some scattered instances of discolored accretion, possibly varnish. Finely patterned craquelure throughout. Under UV: sparsely applied varnish fluoresces green slightly. A brushy area of retouching extending across the leftmost woman's proper right hand, down slightly into the white background below her hand. A cluster of small dots of retouching to the right edge in the lower right corner. Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only And should Not be relied upon as statements of fact, And do Not constitute a representation, warranty, Or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "As Is"Buyer's Premium per Lot:25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,001 and $3,000,000, plus 15% of any amount over $3,000,001 per lot.