Project DescriptionDescription: Bronze on brown patina, 52.3 cm high, Signed, dated, numbered, stamped with foundry mark and stamped with artist's monogram 'Renoir 1915 5/8 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the back)
Catalogue note: Buste de Vénus, 1915 is one of the sculptures produced during the five years collaboration (1913 - 1918) between Pierre-Auguste Renior and Richard Guino. This fruitful collaboration was a rare episode in the history of Art.Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a leading Impressionist painter from France, was one of the most highly regarded artists of his time.Richard Guino was a French sculptor o Catalonia origin. Considered by French sculptor, Aristide Maillol, as "the most gifted European sculptor of his generation", Guino brings about a synthesis full of sensuality between classicism and modernity to his feminine figures: supple yet powerful. In 1913, Renoir and Guino were introduced by art dealer, Ambroise Vollard. An adventure then began between the young sculptor and old painter. It was their friendship and intense commonality of vision made possible the creation of an ensemble of pieces considered at the zenith of modern sculpture: the Small Venus, the Venus victrix, the Judgement of Pâris, and the Large Washer Woman.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15979, Lot 404, Invoice no. DB18025489
Catalogue no.: 2018S0155-PARRG