Small Venus Victorious, with Base Showing the Judgment of Paris

1913

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

Bronze, 23 3/4 × 12 1/4 × 7 3/4 in. (60.3 × 31.1 × 19.7 cm) base: 9 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (24.1 × 24.1 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4217

Provenance:
[Ambroise Vollard, Paris]
[Galerie Renou and Poyet, Paris]
Harold Diamond, New York, to 6 May 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 6 May 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. 30, 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. 35, ill. p. 44.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston. "The Heroic Years: Paris 1908-1914," 20 October-8 December 1965.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC. "Treasures of the Smithsonian." TOUR: ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM, Edinburgh, Scotland. 11 August-4 November 1984.

Published References:
HAMILTON, GEORGE HEARD. 19th and 20th Century Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1970), p. 99, fig. 86.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 738, ill. 278.
SPENCER, HAROLD. The Image Maker: Man and His Art (New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1975), pp. 452, 454, ill. p. 453.
TANCOCK, JOHN L. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1979), p. 285, fig. 45-1.
DUMAS, ANNE and JOHN COLLINS. Renoir's Women (London: Merrell Publishers, in association with the Columbus Museum of Art, 2005), pp. 80, 84, fig. 64.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection