Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ‘La Maternité’, 1916, Sculpture, Bronze,  M.S. Rau
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La Maternité, 1916

Bronze
21 × 10 × 12 in
53.3 × 25.4 × 30.5 cm
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New Orleans
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M.S. Rau
New Orleans

This poignant bronze executed by the great Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir captures the …

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Inscribed “Renoir,” numbered D and stamped “C. Valsuani Cire Perdue”
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Manufacturer
Valsuani
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841–1919
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Best known for portraiture, figurative work, and his series of voluptuous bathing women, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among the first group of French Impressionist painters. In the 1860s, he painted en plein air with Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley in the forest of Fontainebleau. Rejecting traditional methods of building paintings with layers of thin glazes, the Impressionists worked spontaneously to capture the fleeting effects of light using bright pigments, large brushstrokes, and thick impasto. By the late 1870s, dissatisfied with the spontaneity of Impressionism, Renoir moved toward a more traditional, less experimental approach. By the 1890s, Renoir’s paintings recall the rich color of Titian and Rubens and the sensual beauty of 18th-century French art. Renoir was celebrated in the early 20th century as one of the greatest modern French painters.

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This poignant bronze executed by the great Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir captures the artist’s wife, Aline, breastfeeding their first-born son, Pierre. It is a touching reflection of maternal love that represents the artistic ingenuity of one of art history’s most famed artists. It is a loving portrayal executed …

Medium
Signature
Inscribed “Renoir,” numbered D and stamped “C. Valsuani Cire Perdue”
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Valsuani
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841–1919
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Best known for portraiture, figurative work, and his series of voluptuous bathing women, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among the first group of French Impressionist painters. In the 1860s, he painted en plein air with Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley in the forest of Fontainebleau. Rejecting traditional methods of building paintings with layers of thin glazes, the Impressionists worked spontaneously to capture the fleeting effects of light using bright pigments, large brushstrokes, and thick impasto. By the late 1870s, dissatisfied with the spontaneity of Impressionism, Renoir moved toward a more traditional, less experimental approach. By the 1890s, Renoir’s paintings recall the rich color of Titian and Rubens and the sensual beauty of 18th-century French art. Renoir was celebrated in the early 20th century as one of the greatest modern French painters.

La Maternité, 1916

Bronze
21 × 10 × 12 in
53.3 × 25.4 × 30.5 cm
.
Sold
Location
New Orleans
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