Twenty-three assorted documents, letters and photographs relating to the life of Pierre Renoir including (1) Unsent letter from Pierre to brother Claude, dated 13 December 1950, together with a black and white photograph of Pierre holding infant Claude at Cagnes in 1902; (2) Funeral expense receipt; (3) Eight condolence letters; (4) Personal property inventory at the time of his death, 11 March 1952, which was left to his son, Claude Jr. and includes a list of sixteen Renoir paintings that he inherited after his father's death; (5) Two black and white photographs of Pierre, 9" x 7", (one signed and inscribed to Paulette Renoir [his brother Claude Sr's wife]); (6) One black and white photograph, 9" x 6 1/2", of Pierre's third wife, Gisele Payer [actress, stage name Elisa Ruis] signed and inscribed to Paulette Renoir; (7) Official copy of Pierre Renoir's death certificate [Paris, 9th Arrondissement]; (8) Small playbill for "Le Soldat et la Sorciere" starring Pierre Renoir at Theatre Sarah Bernhardt; (9) Autograph letter signed, dated 29 May 1906 to the Renoirs about Pierre's continuing studies at the Conservatoire National (age 21); (10) Typed letter signed to Pierre Renoir for his appearance before a group of blind veterans, Aveugles de guerre; (11) Autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank], dated 1901, telling his mother to let so-and-so hold onto his bicycle; (12) Photograph of Pierre in costume for his role as a woman in a Paris production; (13) 20 November 1927 booklet Renoir, signed by Mme. Pierre Renoir; (13) Will of Eugène Renoir [Renoir's younger brother, 1863-1941], bequeathing his estate to his nephew, Pierre under the terms that he share the property with his brothers, Jean and Claude.

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