(Limoges, 1841 - 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer)
Dans le jardin des Collettes à Cagnes
Oil on canvas, 30.5 x 42.5 cm
Signed lower left: Renoir
In 1907, Renoir purchased the “Les Collettes” estate in Cagnes on the Mediterranean near Nice. He moved there in the autumn of 1908. The estate, with its picturesque farmhouse, olive and orange groves and the view of the hilly landscape, provided the artist with important motifs for his late landscapes. In these landscapes, Renoir successfully created a silver light that is similarly found in the French landscapes from circa 1850 by Camille Corot, whom Renoir very much admired. The present painting “Dans le jardin des Collettes à Cagnes” (“Cagnes’s garden) is a particularly beautiful example of harmonious completion and therefore hand-signed, unlike many other late landscapes.
In overall very good condition.
Collection Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Collection of Ludwig Bersch, Zurich
Swiss private collection, by descent from the above
Ambroise Vollard: Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris 1918, vol. II, p. 161 (with ill.);
Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, Wildenstein Plattner Institute;
This painting will be published in the upcoming supplement of the catalogue raisonné of paintings, pastels and watercolours by Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Floriane Dauberville and edited by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris