La Place Clichy by Pierre Auguste Renoir

This well known, impression of contemporary Paris, was painted by Renoir during the period that his studio was in Rue Saint-Georges.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
65 x 54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£110,000 ( Total: £1,000,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Christie's

There is no comparable painting by Renoir of contemporary life outdoors, either urban or weekend, in any British public collection outside London. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Adolphe Tavenier, sale Galerie Georges Petit, 6/3/1900 (64); Marquise Arconati-Visconti; Alexandre, Prince de Wagram; Reid & Lefevre, June 1924; Samuel Courtauld; by descent.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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