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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1934.31
People
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French (Limoges 1841 - 1919 Cagnes)
Title
At the Milliner's
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Chez la Modiste
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1878
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230941
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
32.9 x 24.8 cm (12 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
framed: 53.5 x 45.2 x 7.6 cm (21 1/16 x 17 13/16 x 3 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Renoir
  • exhibition label: on backing board, printed in black: University of Chicago Gallery / Color in Art cat. no. 43 / TR54/43
  • inscription: on backing board, in blue crayon: 55-576
  • inscription: on backing board, in black ink: 226[5?]
  • inscription: on backing board, in green felt-tip: top / B. M. BX6
  • label: on back of frame: Yamato Transport Co.
  • exhibition label: on back of frame, printed in black: [Modern Art at Harvard exhibition, 1999-2000]
  • exhibition label: on reverse, printed: [Color in Art exhibition]
  • exhibition label: on backing board, printed in black: [Exhibit of Paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1937] X.L. #2721
  • exhibition label: on back of frame, printed in black: [1944 exhibition]
  • exhibition label: on backing board, printed in black: [Renoir exhibition, March 23 - April 29, 1950] no. 20
  • exhibition label: on back of frame, printed in black: [San Francisco Museum of Art, 1955]
  • exhibition label: on backing board, printed in black: [Renoir-- Master Impressionist, 1994-95 travelling exhibition, Australia] cat. no. 12
Provenance
Edmund Renoir (brother of the artist), Paris. [Paul Rosenberg and Co., Paris]. [Georges Bernheim, Paris]. [Howard Young, New York]. Annie Swan Coburn, Chicago, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1931.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn
Accession Year
1934
Object Number
1934.31
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Julius Meier-Graefe, Renoir, Klinkhardt & Biermann (Leipzig, Germany, 1929), p. 92, repr. fig. 75

Exhibition of The Mrs. L. L. Coburn Collection Modern Paintings and Watercolors, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1932), p. 22, repr. p. 50, no. 29

Independent Painters of Nineteenth Century Paris, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1935), no. 44

A. C. Barnes and Violette de Mazia, The Art of Renoir (New York, NY, 1935), no. 64, p. 249

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), ill. p. 101

Renoir: His Paintings, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1937), repr. p. 18

Reginald H. Wilenski, Modern French Painters (New York, NY, 1940), p. 337

Centennial Loan Exhibition, 1841-1941, Renoir, for the benefit of the Free French Relief Committee, exh. cat., W. Bradford Press (New York, NY, 1941), no. 24, p. 46, repr.

Paintings by Auguste Renoir, exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco, CA, 1944), p. 22

Rosamund Frost, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Hyperion Press (New York, NY, 1944), repr. p. 27

Michel Drucker, Renoir, P. Tisne (Paris, France, 1944), repr. pl. 29

Wildenstein Galleries, Comprehensive Exhibition of Renoir, exh. cat., Wildenstein Galleries (New York, NY, 1950), no. 20, repr. p. 50

Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919 : paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA, 1955), no. 18, repr.

Mount Holyoke College, French and American Expressionism, exh. cat., Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA, 1956), no. 21

Pierre Courthion, Paris in Our Time, Skira (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1957), p. 26, repr. no. 25

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 38

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1967)

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 39

François Daulte, Renoir, a loan exhibition for the benefit of the American Association of Museums in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Renoir's death, exh. cat., Wildenstein Galleries (New York, NY, 1969), no. 27, repr.

François Daulte, Auguste Renoir: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Editions Durand-Ruel (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1971), vol. 1, no. 274, repr.

French Impressionists Influence American Artists, exh. cat., Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL, 1971), repr. p. 83

Elda Fezzi, L'Opera Completa di Renoir nel periodo impressionista, 1869-1883, Rizzoli Editore (Milan, Italy, 1972), p. 102, no. 316, repr. p. 103

James N. Carpenter, Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1974), p. 85, cat. 43, ill. p. 86

Joel Isaacson, The Crisis of Impressionism 1878-1882, exh. cat., University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor, MI, 1979), no. 46, p. 177

Nicholas Wadley, ed., Renoir: A Retrospective, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. (New York, NY, 1987), p. 173, color plate no. 59; text p. 361

Jean C. Harris and Stephen Kern, Lasting Impressions: French and American Impressionism from New England Museums, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Springfield, MA, 1988), repr. in color, no. 21, p. 39

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 127, 254, repr. b/w cat. no. 380

Hollis Clayson, Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1991), repr. in color p. 123, text p. 121-122

John House, Renoir: Master Impressionist, exh. cat., Art Exhibitions Australia Limited (Sydney, Australia, 1994), no. 12, pp. 74-75

"Auguste Renoir: Maler Glücklicher Momente", Art [Das Kunstmagazin] (February 1996), no. 2, p. 8 repro in b&w

Von Irma Schlagheck, "Rubens Wurde Wieder Vorbild", Art [Das Kunstmagazin] (February 1996), p. 8

Götz Adriani, Renoir, exh. cat., Dumont/Yale University Press (Cologne and New Haven CT, 1999), no. 48, repr.

Richard R. Brettell, Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, exh. cat., Yale University Press/Sterling and Francine Clark Art Instiitute (New Haven, 2000), p. 169, repr. in color as pl. 114

Gilles Néret, Renoir: Painter of Happiness, Taschen (Köln, Germany, 2001), repr. in color, p. 117

Ann Dumas and John Collins, Renoir's Women, exh. cat., Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus OH, 2005), repr. in color as fig. 5, p. 15

Kyoko Kagawa, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Shogakukan Inc. (Tokyo, Japan, 2006), p. 14, repr. in color

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, auct. cat. (New York, 11/7/2007), p.34

Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Michel Dauberville, Renoir 1858-1881, Editions Bernheim-Jeune (Paris, 2007), pp. 280-281, ill. p. 281 as no. 237

Simon Kelly and Esther Bell, Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and DelMonico Books Prestel (San Francisco, 2017), pp. 114-115, cat. no. 8, repr. p. 115

Exhibition History

Exhibition of the Mrs. L.L. Coburn Collection, Modern Paintings and Watercolors, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 04/06/1932 - 10/09/1932

A Century of Progress Art Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 06/01/1933 - 11/01/1933

Independent Painters of 19th Century Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 03/15/1935 - 04/28/1935

Renoir, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 05/18/1937 - 09/12/1937

Centennial Loan Exhibition, 1841-1941, Renoir, for the benefit of the Free Frenc, Duveen Galleries, New York, 11/08/1941 - 12/06/1941

France Forever, Institute of Modern Art (now Institute of Contemporary Art), Boston, 11/01/1943 - 11/30/1943

Paintings by Auguste Renoir, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 11/01/1944 - 11/30/1944

Fifty Year Retrospective, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, 01/03/1945 - 02/16/1945

Comprehensive Exhibition of Renoir, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 03/23/1950 - 04/29/1950

Unidentified Exhibition, Brookline Public Library, 1951, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, 05/01/1951 - 06/30/1951

Unidentified Exhibition, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1954, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 01/01/1954 - 12/31/1954

19th Century French Paintings, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, 04/06/1954 - 04/27/1954

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 07/14/1955 - 08/21/1955; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 09/01/1955 - 10/02/1955

French and American Impressionism, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, 10/05/1956 - 11/04/1956

Unidentified Exhibition, University of Georgia, 1958, University of Georgia, Athens, 01/01/1958 - 03/15/1958

Harvard Day "Auction", Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/28/1958 - 03/28/1958

Highlights from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/30/1964 - 03/01/1964

University Possessions of Historical Interest, Harvard Club of New York City, New York, 05/10/1965 - 06/06/1965

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967

Benefit Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Renoir's Death, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 03/26/1969 - 05/03/1969

French Impressionists Influence American Artists, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, 03/19/1971 - 04/25/1971

Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974

The Crisis of Impressionism 1878-1882, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 11/02/1979 - 01/06/1980

Lasting Impressions: French and American Impressionism from New England Museums, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Springfield, 09/25/1988 - 11/27/1988

Renoir: Master Impressionist, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 07/30/1994 - 09/11/1994; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Melbourne, 09/18/1994 - 10/30/1994; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11/05/1994 - 01/15/1995

Renoir, Gemälde 1860-1917, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, 01/20/1996 - 05/27/1996

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

Impressionism: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, National Gallery, London, 11/01/2000 - 01/08/2001; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 03/02/2001 - 05/20/2001

32Q: 2700 Impressionism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/12/2016 - 10/11/2016

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 02/12/2017 - 05/07/2017; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, 06/24/2017 - 09/25/2017

Subjects and Contexts

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