DescriptionRENOIR'S "LEGION D'HONNEUR CHEVALIER" MEDAL
THE RENOIR COLLECTION
Dated 1870. Suspended on a grosgrain ribbon, in leather hinged case labeled Quizille Lemoine Fils Rue de Castiglione 10, Paris.
Renoir was promoted the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur on 17 June 1900 and later Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur on 19 February 1919. The honor was followed by the Louvre finally accepting and exhibiting one of his paintings, Portrait of Mrs. Charpentier. Four months prior to his death and before he left Paris for the last time to return to Cagnes, Renoir expressed interest in seeing his painting in the Louvre. Special arrangements were made to accommodate the old master's request with a private tour "opened for him alone". Renoir was carried through the gallery in his sedan chair accompanied by his long-time friend, Albert André, Paul Léon, Beaux-Arts director and his chauffeur, Baptistin. [J. Renoir, Renoir, Boston, 1958, p. 457.]
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