French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Philadelphia Museum of Art
artist © : For the works by Renoir alone: public domain

RENOIR, Pierre-Auguste
Limoges, Haute-Vienne 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes 1919

Maker: Valsuani, C.

Danseuse au tambourin I, dite "avec guirlande et les bras étendus"
Tambourine Dancer I

modeled in plaster c. 1918-1919, cast in bronze c. 1918
bronze

relief
24 1/2 x 17 1/2

Acc. No. : 1963-181-101
Credit Line : The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.philamuseum.org

Provenance

  • 1963, The Louis E. Stern Collection

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, December 2014

Related Works

Terracotta, Cagnes-sur-Mer, musée Renoir.

Comment

Executed with the sculptor Louis Fernand MOREL (1887-1975).

Museum's website, 23 December 2014:
At the end of his life, Renoir returned to sculpture, entrusting the modeling to Louis Fernand Morel, a promising young sculptor. The two artists made three reliefs together that they later cast in terracotta and bronze. The motifs of dancers and musicians evoke the carefree spirit of mythic antiquity that Renoir had long admired in the Roman frescoes of Pompeii.