Lot 3206 - A203 Impressionist & Modern Art - Friday, 02. December 2022, 04.30 PM
PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR
We would like to thank the Wildenstein-Plattner Institute for confirming the authenticity of the work, New York, 14.10.2022.
- Durand-Ruel, Paris, acquired from the artist on 5.8.1916.
- Private collection, acquired at the exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich in 1917.
- probably Galerie Barbazanges, Paris.
- Swiss private collection, by descent from the above to the present owner.
Zurich 1917, Französische Kunst des XIX und XX Jahrhunderts, Kunsthaus Zürich, 5.10.–5.11.1917, p. 25, no. 197 (as "Bouquet de fleurs").
"When painting flowers, my brain rests. I do not spend the mental effort on them as I do when standing before a model. When I paint flowers, I put down tones, I boldly try out values, unconcerned as to whether I am botching a canvas. I would not dare to do that with a figure, for fear of spoiling everything. And the experience I gain from these experimentations, I apply it later to my [figure] paintings."(translated from German: quoted in: Götz Adriani, Renoir Ausstellungskatalog, Tübigen 1996, p. 274).
CHF 200 000 / 300 000 | (€ 206 190 / 309 280)
Sold for CHF 626 300 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.