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

Danseuse au tambourin II, dite "sans guirlande et les bras rassemblés"
Dancer with Tambourine

c. 1918-1919
terracotta

relief
23 x 16 3/8

Acc. No. : 1991-183-2
Credit Line : Gift of an anonymous donor, 1991

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.philamuseum.org

Provenance

  • 1991, Gift of an anonymous donor

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.