"Dancer with Tambourine III Bronze Bas Relief 1989"1989
Sculpture : Bronze Sculpture
Size : 29.2x17.5 x2.5 in | 74x44 x6 cm
Edition : 74M/99M Museum EditionREDUCEDFAVORITE8 WATCHINGWELL PRICED
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Foundry Signature w/ Stamp : Lower right
Condition : Excellent
Story / Additional Info : The terracotta sculpture, Woman with Tambourine III, was presumed lost for over 65 years. The discovery by Dr. Ronald K. Parker, President of Parker & Byer Group, in 1984 astounded the art world. Experts determined the sculpture to be an original Renoir, never before cast. Renoir completed 25 sculptures, 24 of which were cast in his lifetime. Woman with Tambourine III is the realization of Renoirs vision. It is the 25th and last of Renoirs sculptures. It has been called Renoirs love song to a woman loved. It is indeed a spirited celebration of the splendor of life. Claude Renoir, grandson of the sculptor and Director of the Renoir Foundation has said Woman with Tambourine IIIwas one of my grandfather favorite sculptures. It is a lasting record of his celebration of life. The Museum edition size is 99 and is numbered 1M/99M - 99M/99M.
Certificate of Authenticity : Stephen Byer & Assoc. M. Claude Renoir
LID : 19112
Pierre Auguste Renoir - France
Art Brokerage: Auguste Renoir. We can also assist with acquiring an original painting. 1841-1919 Frrench Artist, Pierre Auguste Renoir was an impressionist painter noted for his radiant, intimate paintings, particularly of the female nude. Recognized by critics as one of the greatest and most independent painters of his period, Renoir is noted for the harmony of his lines, the brilliance of his color, and the intimate charm of his wide variety of subjects. Unlike other impressionists he was as much interested in painting the single human figure or family group portraits as he was in landscapes; unlike them, too, he did not subordinate composition and plasticity of form to attempts at rendering the effect of light. Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges on February 25, 1841. As a child he worked in a porcelain factory in Paris, painting designs on china; at 17 he copied paintings on fans, lamp shades, and blinds. He studied painting formally in 1862-63 at the academy of the Swiss painter Charles Gabriel Gleyre in Paris. Renoir's early work was influenced by two French artists, Claude Monet in his treatment of light and the romantic painter Eugène Delacroix in his treatment of color. Renoir first exhibited his paintings in Paris in 1864, but he did not gain recognition until 1874, at the first exhibition of painters of the new impressionist school. One of the most famous of all impressionist works is Renoir's Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette (1876, Musée du Louvre, Paris), an open-air scene of a café, in which his mastery in figure painting and in representing light is evident. Outstanding examples of his talents as a portraitist are Madame Charpentier and Her Children (1878, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City) and Jeanne Samary. Renoir fully established his reputation with a solo exhibition held at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris in 1883. In 1887 he completed a series of studies of a group of nude female figures known as The Bathers (Philadelphia Museum of Art). These reveal his extraordinary ability to depict the lustrous, pearly color and texture of skin and to impart lyrical feeling and plasticity to a subject; they are unsurpassed in the history of modern painting in their representation of feminine grace. Many of his later paintings also treat the same theme in an increasingly bold rhythmic style. We no longer accept estate signed prints by this artist.