Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Esquisse pour Oedipe - fragment
stamped with signature 'Renoir' (Lugt 2137b; lower right)
oil on canvas
1114 x 834 in. (28.4 x 22.3 cm.)
Painted in 1895
Estate of the artist.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 13 November 1969, lot 23.
André Demierre, Geneva (by 1980).
Private collection, Virginia; sale, Christie's, London, 4 December 1990, lot 263.
Anon. (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie's, London, 10 December 1997, lot 259.
Eric A. Smulders van Heer Janspolder (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 9 November 2000, lot 112.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L’Atelier de Renoir, Paris, 1931, vol. I, no. 121 (illustrated prior to modification, pl. 42; with inverted dimensions).
G.-P. and M. Dauberville, Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, 1895-1902, Paris, 2010, vol. III, p. 258, no. 2161 (illustrated).
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