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    PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (French, 1841-1919) and RICHARD GUINO (French, 1890-1973)
    Maternité (Mother and Child), 1916
    Original plaster with patina
    22 inches (55.9 cm) high
    Published by Hodebert, Paris & Flechtheim, Berlin

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    This group, which Renoir created to honor the memory of his late wife, Aline portrays Madame Renoir nursing her first son, Pierre. The inimitable connection between mother and child is exemplified in this piece, with Madame Renoir exuding the gratification, serenity, contentment and vigilance of a mother with her child through her relaxed and natural pose. This sculpture was executed by Richard Guino for and under the direction of Renoir, after a painting by Renoir, done in 1885, and a replica made in 1886. It was intended to serve as a study for a large statue to be placed in Madame Renoir's tomb at Essoyes, which was never fully executed.

    LITERATURE:
    P. Haesaerts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, 1947, p. 29, no. 17, illustration of another cast pl. XXXII.

    NOTE:
    This original foundry plaster is copyright protected.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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