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The Milliner

Artist:
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
Not on view
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.
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Renoir
[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)
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").

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity," February 26, 2013–May 27, 2013.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity," June 26, 2013–September 22, 2013.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity," June 26–September 29, 2013, no. 107.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade," February 12–May 7, 2017, no. 7 (as ca. 1879).

Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade," June 24–September 24, 2017, no. 7 (as ca. 1879).

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

Gloria Groom in Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity. Ed. Gloria Groom. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Chicago, 2012, p. 223, ill. p. 224 (color) [French ed., "L'Impressionnisme et la Mode," Paris, 2012, p. 240], calls her an apprentice milliner and the rose in her hair a substitute for the ornate hats she helps to make but cannot afford; notes that she is presented as "a young woman enjoying the freedom of the street".

Françoise Tétart-Vittu in Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity. Ed. Gloria Groom. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Chicago, 2012 [French ed., "L'Impressionnisme et la Mode," Paris, 2012, ill. p. 230 (color)].

Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity. Ed. Gloria Groom. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Chicago, 2012, p. 291, no. 107, ill. (color) [French ed., "L'Impressionnisme et la Mode," Paris, 2012, p. 301, no. 154], mistakenly includes it among works on view in New York.



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