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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(Limoges, 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1919)

Paysage, 1913

Oil on canvas
Signature stamp on the lower right (Lugt 2137b)
22.2 x 35.2 cm 8 ¾ x 13 7/8 in.

Provenance :
- Renoir Estate
- Former Norman K. Winston's (1899-1977) Collection, New York

Literature:
- Bernheim-Jeune, editor, L'atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, vol. II, plate 153, nr. 481 (reproduced with other studies)
- Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville, Renoir Catalogue Raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, volume V, Editions Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 2014, described and reproduced on p. 173 and reproduced again with other studies at p. 172, under the number 3920 D
- Will be reproduced in the Catalogue digital critique de Pierre-Auguste Renoir currently being prepared by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute Inc.


Notification of inclusion in the Catalogue critique de Pierre-Auguste Renoir in preparation by the Wildenstein Institute, of Mr. Guy Wildenstein for the Comité Renoir, Nr. 17.02.02 / 12731, dated February 2, 2017

 

In 1903, Renoir discovered Cagnes-sur-Mer. A few years later, in 1907, the painter acquired the Domaine des Collettes and settled there. Renoir had a real crush for this three-hectare property, its centenary olive grove, its orange trees and its farm of the nineteenth century.
He wanted to live in the old rustic building but to please his wife, he built in 1908 a larger house, neo-Provençal style with two workshops. Renoir settled there with his wife and their three children in the autumn of 1908. He lived there with his family and painted there for 11 years until his death on December 3, 1919.

 

Pierre-Auguste RENOIR        
La Ferme des Collettes, circa 1915 
Oil on canvas
Musée Renoir, Cagnes-sur-Mer

 Musée Renoir, Cagnes-sur-Mer

It was at Collettes that Renoir realized his last period, known as the Cagnoise period, inspired by his domain. Despite his state of health, Renoir continued to paint, adapting his technique and creating paintings characterized by a freer touch and whose landscapes are bathed in Mediterranean light. In 1912, he was struck by a major paralysis that forced him to paint his brush attached to the hand.
Our Landscape of 1913, which describes a wooded corner of nature with a path, a white wall and the roof of a house, was painted in the region. Taking a look at this production, Renoir will say in 1913: "I am beginning to know how to paint. It took me more than fifty years of work to reach this result, still incomplete. "

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Paysage près de Cros-de-Cagne, before 1912
Oil on canvas. 17.2 x 28.2 cm
Warsaw National Museum, MNW, Warsaw

 

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