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    PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) and RICHARD GUINO (French, 1890-1973)
    Tête de la grande Vénus victorieuse (Head of the Large Venus Victorious), 1914-15
    Original plaster
    18-1/2 inches (47.0 cm) high
    10-1/4 inches (26.0 cm) (base diameter)

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    This head mounted on a column is a much smaller, subsidiary product of Renoir's ultimate and most complex sculptural masterpiece, Vénus victorieuse, in which he fuses contradictory principles to manifest his own idea of perfection. Vénus victorieuse the woman is majestic yet simple, engaged and yet isolated, familiar but also obscure. Again with this sculpture, Renoir redefines classical theme and form to portray the eternal beauty of Woman - a leitmotiv apparent in much of his work.

    NOTE:
    This original foundry plaster is copyright protected.


    Condition Report*: Light surface dirt and scattered scuffs commensurate with age and handling; multiple hairline cracks along top and bottom tiers of base; two possible hairline cracks along crown of woman's head; otherwise, appears to be in overall good condition. Description updated to read: This original foundry plaster is copyright protected.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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