Bouquet of Roses
In the summer of 1879, the banker and diplomat Paul Berard invited Renoir to his country house in Normandy. During his visit, the artist painted portraits of Berard’s children and made several panel decorations, this one for a door in the library. While the bouquet’s orderly arrangement is traditional, the thick brushstrokes and lively colors reflect Renoir’s Impressionist technique.
|Medium||Oil on panel|
|Dimensions||32 13/16 x 25 3/16 in. (83.3 x 64 cm) Frame: 40 3/8 x 33 7/8 in. (102.6 x 86 cm)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1933|
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bouquet of Roses, 1879, Oil on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.592.
Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.
Paul Berard, Wargemont (d. 1905); Mme Angelot, Paris;¹ [Knoedler, New York, by 1932, sold to Clark, 25 May 1933]; Robert Sterling Clark (1933–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.
1. According to Knoedler invoice in the Clark’s curatorial file.