Boy with a Flute (Pipe Player)

(1918) cast 1950s

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, b. Limoges, 1841–1919

Bronze, 24 3/8 × 17 7/8 × 3 1/4 in., 32 lb. (61.8 × 45.2 × 8.2 cm, 14.5 kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4214

Provenance:
Galerie Renou & Poyet, 1950s
E. Bachmann (dealer), New York
Harold Diamond, New York, to 5 April 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 5 April 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 32, p. 19. Tour: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 378.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, Japan (organizer). "Sculpture by Master Painters," no. 15, ill. n.p. Tour: UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 20 April-20 May 1979; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, 25 May-24 June; HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, 30 June-29 July; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, 11 August-September; HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, 29 September-21 October.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 19.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 738.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection