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Sunday, November 23, 2008


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841December 3, 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".[1]

Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre 1876

$78.1 - $128.8 Million

Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre (commonly known as Le Moulin de la Galette) is an 1876 painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Owned by John Hay Whitney, on May 17, 1990, his widow sold the painting for US$78 million at Sotheby's in New York City, New York to Ryoei Saito, the honorary chairman of Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Company, Japan.

1881 Blond Bather

1887 The Large Bathers

1897 Sleeping Bather

Moulin de la Galette

Au Moulin de la Galette, smaller version of the painting

Top Ten Most Expensive Paintings Sold At Auction

Auguste Renoir Gallery

Renoir at

How Renoir Coped with Rheumatoid Arthritis article in British Medical Journal by Boonen A. et al.

The Story Behind the Masterpiece... The Luncheon of the Boating Party

Suburban Pastoral, The Guardian, 24 Feb 2007

Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Find A Grave

Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings, media & interactive timeline,+Pierre-Auguste

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