Large group assorted documents and receipts from 1908-1919 relating to the planning, design and construction of Les Collettes, Renoir's home in Cagnes-sur-Mer, in the South of France. Many legal documents regarding the purchase of the property and subsequent sale of small parcels are included, none of which bear Renoir's signature. One document describes the options Madame Renoir selected for her new home, including a state-of-the water closet, "small American nickel plated copper faucets", etc. The assorted photographs include vintage photographs of Les Collettes, Renoir's atelier on the grounds that was built in 1914-15; Les Collettes under construction (which began in June 1907), a view of the balcony off Renoir's bedroom (the same room where Paul Renoir was born), Renoir's atelier bedroom. Also in the lot are various notarized and incomplete notarized documents (signed typed and handwritten documents) [1925 and 1930], a map of Les Collettes parcels, documents relating to the Comité Renoir fundraising project to purchase Les Collettes for the official Renoir Museum; and book: Renoir aux Collettes, Cagnes-sur-Mer: 1960.

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