Pierre-auguste renoir, flower & vase

Apr 07, 2021. 11:13 UTC
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Flower & Vase
Kirk
United States of America

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Paintings

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Description

Medium: Oil On Canvas Signed: Yes Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Title: Flower & Vase Creation Date: Circa 20th Century Measurements: Height: 35, Width: 30, Depth: 1 inch Broad Media: Painting Labels on back: none DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK Oil painting depicting a vase full of red and white flowers. the vase is white with flowers painted on it and its sits on a white tablecloth with mottled background. This appears to be a hand painted copy of a Renoir original. There are no listings for Renoir still-lifes that approach the size of this canvas (35"x30"). The photo of the back shows a stretcher that was assembled using an underpinning method that was not available to artists or frame makers of the time. In addition, artists typically stretched their canvases using tacks, not staples. There is next to no wear or signs of aging on the back of the canvas. (Renoir passed just over 100 years ago). **This appraiser's references show listings for Renoir's original still life paintings that sold at auction as well as the Renoir copies that can be purchased for a tiny fraction of the originals. This accounts for the vast difference in the values quoted below.Should you wish to question this evaluation it is advised that they have the painting authenticated by a professional familiar with Renoir's work. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born 1841 in Limoges and brought up in Paris, From the age of thirteen he worked as an apprentice painter, painting flowers on porcelain plates.In 1862 Renoir entered the Atelier Gleyre and there made friends with Monet, Sisley and Bazille; some time later he met Pissarro and Cézanne. In 1886, the art dealer Durand-Ruel exhibited 32 of Renoir's paintings in New York, thus opening the American market for Impressionism. In December 1888, Renoir suffered the first attacks of arthritis, which would cripple his hands; in 1898 after a serious attack of the disease his right arm was paralyzed. From now on he painted, overcoming strong pains, strapping a brush to his wrist. Renoir died in Cagnes, France on December 3, 1919. FAIR MARKET VALUE A valuation is not a certificate of authenticity of an artwork Fair market value is the price that property would sell for on the open market. It is the price that would be agreed on between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with neither being required to act and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. This value is available only for artists included in MutualArt.com database of auction houses. Minimum: 300 USD Maximum: 1000000 USD REFERENCES Sotheby's, NY,NY,November 10-19, 2020, Lot#9 "Roses", oil/canvas, 7.88" x 11.88" Est:$100,000-$150,000, Hammer price:$403,200 Christie's, NY,NY,October 6, 2020, Lot#52 "Vase de Anemones", oil/canvas, 16.63" x 13" Est:$800,000-$1,200,000, Hammer price:$2,790,000 Christie's, Ny,nY,November 12, 2019, Lot#462 "Marguerites", oil/canvas, 9" x 9.13" Est:$100,000-$150,000, Hammer price:$300,000 Sotheby's, London, UK, June 20, 2019, Lot#359 "Gerbe D'Anemones", oil/canvas, 12.64" x 16.14" Est:$444,755-$571,830, Hammer price: Not sold bestpaintingsforsale.com "Beautiful, original hand-painted artwork....based on master works of Pierre Auguste Renoir" Floral still lifes avilable in a variety of sizes: 35"x30" offered for $165.30 "Bouquet", 25"x43" offered for $182.69

Provenance

This rare painting by Renoir was purchased in the USA. If you need more photos I will return to the storage (musume) to take them at your request.

Answered within 2 days
Apr 09, 14:50 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$100 - $200 USD

Insurance Value

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kirk,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil or acrylic paint on canvas with the measurements of 35" x 30". This painting depicts a still life with anemones in a jug or vase. In the lower right corner, we see the signature of the famous artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). This motif in this painting is a known artwork by Renoir which was sold at Christie´s in New York 1992 with the size of 41 x 33 cm. This is a handpainted copy after the original painting by Rodin which was sold in 1992 and differs in the size. The depiction and the brush strokes are partly flat which is typical for a copy. Additionally, the machine woven canvas, the stretcher, and the staples are a hint for a modern canvas of the second half of the 20th century.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 200 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

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