Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste

French painter (1841-1919). Autograph letter signed. Paris. 20.9.1904. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 7,847 / 7.500 € (48568)

Letter to his friend art collector Maurice Gaugnat: „I have returned to Paris and I would like to finish the backgrounds of the paintings as soon as possible. I hope to see you one of these days.“ In fine condition. A crisply-penned letter with desirable art-related content.

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Renoir, Pierre Auguste

French artist (1841-1919). Autograph letter signed. n.p. [Paris]. 30.5.1894. 8vo. 1 p. Measures 280 : 134 mm and is professionally mounted and framed with a reproduction of "The Skiff (La Yole" (1875) to a total of 360x585mm.
$ 9,940 / 9.500 € (60413)

To the art-collector Arsene Alexandre, criticizing the tendency to over-varnish paintings. Renoir’s distaste was probably provoked by the great disparity between this method and his own painting style of layering small multi-coloured strokes that illuminated the luminosity of a woman's skin or the sparkle of foliage. In full (translated): „The industrial and disagreeable look which the miss-use of varnish gives to paintings is extremely regrettable and if your article could put a stop to this new rush to 'do up like new' I myself could only congratulate you. Your affectionate, Renoir“.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), French painter. Autograph letter signed. Paris, June 27, 1916. Small 8°. 1 p. – To a friend; and by reason of rheumatism written in shaky handwriting: „Je suis à Paris pour voir un chirurgien. Je pense repartir pour Essoyes au commencement de la semaine prochaine [...]“. – Upper left margin with collector’s stamp „Dr. Max Thorak“.