Bather

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841 - 1919

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1917-1918

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
20 3/4 x 13 inches (52.7 x 33 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

* Gallery 162, European Art 1850-1900, first floor (Vogt Gallery)

Accession Number:
1950-134-173

Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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Label:
Here Renoir combines two themes close to his heart: the goddess Venus holding the golden apple and the bather modeled on ancient types. This canvas was bought around 1918 by Walter and Louise Arensberg, whose important collection of art by Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, Giorgio de Chirico, and others is the cornerstone of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's modern art holdings. In the Arensbergs' New York apartment, this small painting by Renoir hung below Marcel Duchamp's 1916 Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 3).


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