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Lot 3206 - A203 Impressionist & Modern Art - Friday, 02. December 2022, 04.30 PM

PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR

(Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)
Bouquet de fleurs au pichet de terre. 1885.
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower right: Renoir.
41 × 33.4 cm.

We would like to thank the Wildenstein-Plattner Institute for confirming the authenticity of the work, New York, 14.10.2022.

Provenance:
- 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.

Exhibited:
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.