Auguste Renoir

French painter, 1841-1919

Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that „Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau“. Renoir's paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was one of his primary subjects. Two of Renoir's paintings have sold for more than US$70 million. Bal au moulin de la Galette sold for $78.1 million in 1990.

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Renoir, Auguste

französischer Maler des Impressionismus (1841-1919). Autograph letter signed („Renoir“). Paris. 8vo. 2 SS.
$ 7,396 / 6.500 € (48493)

In the shaky handwriting of his old age to an acquaintance of him, asking to keep an eye on his house near Nice since its administrator had died: „Mon cher ami | La mort de notre fermier nous met dans un grand embarras. La maison ne sera pas tout à fait seul quoique Louise sera là mardi ou jeudi mais je me permet de compter sur vous pour faire jeter un coup d’œil de temps en temps du reste s’il arrivai quelque chose Louise irai vous trouver car nous ne pourrons pas arriver avant 12 ou 19 jours. Ma femme se joint à moi pour vous envoyer à tous les deux nos meilleures amit[i]és [...]“.

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Renoir, Auguste

French painter (1841-1919). Autograph Carte Pneumatique Signed ("Renoir"). N. p. 70:125 mm. Single page, five lines of text in black ink, and addressed on verso.
$ 6,258 / 5.500 € (48210/BN30591)

To [Julie Manet, daughter of the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot and her husband Eugene Manet]. A change of plans, asking her to change the day they planned to meet. Renoir is unable to see her on Saturday, as Pierre (his son) is going out and Renoir will arrive at 7:00. - Paper toned, somewhat faded.

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