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#378 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir Estimate: $25,000+

Renoir's "Tableaux" ledger—the Impressionist as a businessman

Incredible hardcover ledger book containing 14 pages filled out in Renoir's hand to record the sales of his paintings, 4.5 x 6.5, marked "Tableaux" on the front cover. The opening page is marked in red pencil, "Durand Ruel," and the next 14 pages are dated from 1882 to 1885, recording various financial transactions. Several of these entries record amounts received from the sales of his works, and in several instances he writes names or descriptions of the works ("Portrait de Mme. C dans an jardin," "Vues Venise," "jardin coquelicots," "Samary (Pastel)," "petit pastel anglais," and so on), while in others he simply jots the amount of money and the month it was received. In two instances in 1883, he writes the name "Manet," presumably referencing his friend and fellow Impressionist Edouard Manet. In 1884, Renoir uses the ledger to record money spent on trips to Guernsey. These entries provide valuable insight into Renoir's life and work, and as such this ledger represents an important piece for Renoir research. In fine condition.

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