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    PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) and RICHARD GUINO (French, 1890-1973)
    Buste de Madame Renoir, 1916
    Original plaster
    24 inches (61.0 cm) high

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Guino executed this bust for and under the guidance of Renoir, taking his inspiration from La Maternité (Mother and Child) and from his 1885 painting of his wife. The process was difficult, for Guino had trouble translating Renoir's wishes into clay form. In the master's eyes, the sculpture remained too stocky, too heavy and expressionless. Many, many hours and immense cooperative efforts were dedicated to the completion of this masterpiece that we admire today. Renoir ultimately used his own, nearly paralyzed hands to convey in her face the love, compassion, support, comfort, understanding and gentle-heartedness that he felt and saw every time he looked at his wife. A bronze copy of the sculpture was placed in Madame Renoir's tomb at Essoyes.

    LITERATURE:
    P. Haesaerts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, 1947, p. 30, no. 18, illustration of another cast pl. XXXV.

    NOTE:
    This original foundry plaster is copyright protected and is accompanied by two black and white photographs and one tintype of Aline posing in her floral hat and collared blouse, an original photograph of Renoir's 1885 painting rested on an easel and one black and white photograph of the bust set in the village garden at Cagnes.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
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