Renoir, Mme.

1916, cast 1950-1955

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

Bronze, 23 1/2 x 20 x 13 3/4 in. (59.7 x 50.8 x 34.9 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4218

Provenance:
[Galerie Renou and Poyet, Paris]
[Galerie Bignou, Paris]
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, to 1955
World House Galleries, New York, 1955-16 April 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 16 April 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Closing Exhibition, Sculpture, Painting and Drawings," 8-30 June 1955, no. 164.
WORLD HOUSE GALLERIES, New York. "Sculpture Annual," 1 April-2 May 1959.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 376, ill. p. 44.
GREENWICH LIBRARY, Connecticut. 7 May 1967 (see note in file).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART, Mobile, AL. "Picturing French Style: Three Hundred Years of Art and Fashion," 6 September 2002 - 5 January 2003. TOUR: NORTON MUSEUM OF ART, West Palm Beach, FL, 1 February - 27 April 2003.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 738, ill. 277.
WHITE, BARBARA EHRLICH. Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984), p. 270.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection