This is a professionally framed and matted print, ready for hanging. The print was purchased by the seller.
Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Title: “Dance at Bougival”
In French: “Le Bal A Bougival”
Art Style: French Impressionist
Date of original painting: 1883
Location: Bougival, France
Print size: 24” tall X 13” wide
Frame size: 30” tall X 18” wide
Frame color & material: Nickel color and aluminum frame.
Mounting: Print mounted on a foam core board.
Condition: Like new. Very nice!
About art and artist:
Dance at Bougival
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919) Painted in 1883
Oil on canvas original
181.9 x 98.1 cm (71 5/8 x 38 5/8 in.)
Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)
The Art: The open-air cafés of suburban Bougival, on the Seine outside Paris, were popular recreation spots for city dwellers, including the Impressionist painters. Renoir, who was primarily a figure painter, uses intense color and lush brushwork to heighten the sense of pleasure conveyed by the whirling couple who dominate the composition. The woman's face, framed by her red bonnet, is the focus of attention, both ours and her companion's.
Lower right: Renoir. 83.
April 16, 1883, deposited by the artist with Durand-Ruel, Paris; November 12, 1884, returned to the artist; February 19, 1886, deposited by the artist with Durand-Ruel and shipped to New York; November 22, 1886, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel and sold the same day to Mme. Hiltbrunner; June 15, 1889, deposited by Mme. Hiltbrunner with Durand-Ruel; August 25, 1891, sold by Mme. Hiltbrunner to Durand-Ruel and, in September, 1891, transferred back to Paris [see note 1]; January 2, 1894, sold by Durand-Ruel, Paris to Félix-François Depeaux (b. 1853 - d. 1920), Rouen; May 31 - June 1, 1906, Depeaux sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 38, to Depeaux's brother-in-law, Edmond Décap, Paris; by descent to Maurice Barret-Décap, Biarritz, France; 1937, sold by Barret-Décap, possibly through Anthony H. Manley, Paris [see note 2] to the dealers Paul Brame (b. 1898 - d. 1971) and César de Hauke (b. 1900), Paris, for Jacques Seligmann et Fils, Paris [see note 3]; March 19, 1937, transferred from Seligmann, Paris, to Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York; April, 1937, sold by Seligmann, New York, to the MFA for $150,000. (Accession Date: May 5, 1937)
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