Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel Sewing
Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel was the eldest daughter of the influential art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who commissioned Renoir to paint each of his five children. She is shown engrossed in needlework, in the garden of her family's Normandy home. The delicate modulations of color and tone in the painting of her face and hands provide a striking contrast to the vigorous, sketchy brushwork of her surroundings.
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||25 9/16 x 21 1/4 in. (64.9 x 54 cm) Frame: 35 1/2 x 31 7/16 in. (90.2 x 79.9 cm)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955|
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel Sewing, 1882, oil on canvas. Clark Art Institute, 1955.613
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EUROPEAN PAINTINGS CATALOGUE ENTRY
Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris, father of the sitter (from 1882–possibly until d. 1922); Mrs. Félix André Aude (Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel), Paris (by 1925); [Knoedler, New York, sold to Clark, 23 July 1935]; Robert Sterling Clark (1935–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955