Mar 05, 2020 - Sale 2532

Sale 2532 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
La Petite Laveuse.

Bronze, 1916. 330 mm; 12 3/4 inches (height). With the artist's name, lower right. Cast by Alexis Rudier Foundry, Paris, with the stamp on the base verso. Published by Vollard, Paris.

The smaller version of Renoir's (1841-1919) bronze La Laveuse, executed by Richard Guino (1890-1973) under the direction of Renoir and published by Ambroise Vollard with no cast number. In his seventies at the time, Renoir chose figures from existing paintings and drawings and made working sketches which were interpreted by Guino in plaster and cast in bronze, all under Renoir's supervision.

Published in Haesaerts, L'Oeuvre sculpté de Renoir, Brussels, 1947, number 20, illustration page 408 (another cast illustrated); Vollard, Tableaux, pastels, dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, number 105; Johnson (Vollard) 237.