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Near Cagnes

ca. 1907-1919
18 3/8 x 22 in. (46.7 x 55.9 cm)

Pierre Auguste Renoir
French (Limoges, France, 1841 - 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1951.27
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Renoir’s health began failing in the early 1900s, and he spent most of his remaining years in the south of France. In 1907, he bought property near Nice, France, where he lived until his death. Despite his physical limitations due to severe rheumatism, he continued to paint still lifes, portraits, and landscapes of the area. Like Monet, he used a fairly limited color palette, usually five to seven pigments, to create his complex, yet subtle, color relationships.

[Label copy from Monet: Vision and Process exhibition, 2018]

Provenance
Ambroise Vollard, Paris (dealer); Etienne Bignou, Inc., Paris and New York (dealer); Dikran Kelekian (1868 - 1951), New York; James Carstairs, Ardmore, Pennsylvania; his sale, Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, April 29, 1943, lot 46; purchased at that sale by Louis J. Marion (agent); Major Edward J. Bowes (1874-1946), New York; his sale, Kende Galleries Inc./Gimbels, New York, November 1, 1946, as lot 49; purchased at that sale by Gilbert Miller (1884-1969), New York; [his?] sale, Kende Galleries Inc./Gimbels, New York, February 4, 1949, as lot 50 [as from a “private collection, New York”]; purchased at that sale by Caesar R. Diorio, New York (dealer); purchased from him by the Gallery in 1951

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