Ref.: RVE - 2001

 

PIERRE -AUGUST RENOIR

( 1841 - 1919)

 

La Leçon 1906

 

oil on canvas

 

65 cm x 85 cm

 

Current location: private collection Monaco

Notes: Signature right: Renoir

 

 

Price: 7.5 Mio. $ plus 10% commission

 

 

 

PROVENANCE:

 

Estate of the artist. Etienne Vautheret, Lyon; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris 16. June 1933, lot 24;

 

Jeanne Lavoin, Paris (acquired at the above sale).

 

Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris

 

Private Collection, Guernsey ( aquired from the above)

 

Acquired from the family of the above by the present owner)

 

 

 

EXHIBITED:

 

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Chefs-d´œuvre de collections françaises, 1962

 

Ohio, Columbus Museem of Art, Renoir´s Women, September 2005 – January 2006, No. 49 (illustrated fig. 42)

 

 

LITERATURE:

 

A. Vollard, Tableaux, Pastels and Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris, 1918, vol. I, No. 601 (illustrated, pl. 152)

 

Bernheim-Jeune, eds., L´Atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, vol. I, no. 335 (illustrated , pl. 104)

 

G. Néret, Renoir Painter of Happienes, 1841 – 1919, Cologne, 2009, p. 282 ( illustrated in color)