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The Milliner

Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)

Date:
1877
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
21 x 16 1/4 in. (53.3 x 41.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.34
  • Gallery Label

    Like Degas, Renoir depicted Parisian milliners in the late 1870s and 1880s. Whereas Degas derived humor from the activity of buying a hat, Renoir focused on the charms of the young salesgirls.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower right): Renoir

  • Provenance

    [Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1891–1928; bought on August 25, stock no. 1274, sold on November 22 to Durand-Ruel]; [Durand-Ruel, New York, 1928; stock no. 8335, sold on December 22 to Brooks]; Gerald Brooks, from 1928; [Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, in 1937]; [A. & R. Ball, New York; until 1950; sold on October 17, for $11,016 to Sheafer]; Lesley and Emma Sheafer (1950–his d. 1956); Emma A. Sheafer, New York (1956–d. 1973)

  • Exhibition History

    New York. Marie Harriman Gallery. "French Painting," January 1937, no. 15 (as "Modiste" of 1877).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection: A Selective Presentation," July 16, 1975–?, no. 34 (as "The Milliner").

  • References

    Guy-Patrice Dauberville, and Michel Dauberville, with Camille Fremontier-Murphy. "1858–1881." Renoir: Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles. 1, Paris, 2007, pp. 596, 607, no. 627, ill.



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