PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919)
    Buste de Jeune Fille--Fragment
    Oil on canvas
    6-1/4 x 5 inches (15.9 x 12.7 cm)
    Apocryphal inscription upper right


    Galerie Charpentier, Paris, March 20, 1959, lot 220;
    Garelick Gallery, Detroit, Michigan (label verso);
    Private collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;
    By descent to the present owner.

    The painting is a fragment from a canvas reproduced in A. Vollard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, San Francisco, 1989, p. 206, fig. 856 (A. Vollard, Tableaux, pastels & dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Volume II, Paris, 1918, p. 38, illus.).

    This work will be included in the Catalogue Critique Pierre-Auguste Renoir being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute from the Fran├žois Daulte, Durand-Ruel, Venturi, Vollard and Wildenstein archivesis. This lot is accompanied by a certificate from the Wildenstein Institute verifying the authenticity of this work.

    Condition Report*:

    Re-lined canvas with completely stable paint film; minor craquelure, commensurate with age, in girl's pink dress.  Framed Dimensions 11.75 X 10.5 Inches

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