French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Philadelphia Museum of Art
© artiste : Fair Use (Section 107, Copyright Act, 1976) | For the works by Renoir alone: public domain

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

GUINO, Richard
Gérone, Espagne 1890 - Antony, Hauts-de-Seine 1973

Exécutant: Rudier, Alexis

Eau, ou Grande laveuse accroupie
The Large Washerwoman

moulé en plâtre et fondu en bronze, 1917
bronze

statue
121,9 x 128,3 x 76,2

N° d'inv. : 1952-84-1
Credit Line : Purchased with the Diamond Jubilee Purchase Fund subscribed by Members and Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1952

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.philamuseum.org

Historique

  • 1952, acheté grâce au Diamond Jubilee Purchase Fund souscrit par les Membres et Amis du Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, December 2014

Oeuvres en rapport

Bronze, 1917 ?, Paris, musée d'Orsay.

Commentaire



Museum's website, 23 December 2014:
In 1917 Renoir and his assistant Richard Guino executed a small figure of a crouching washerwoman in Renoir's studio at Cagnes-sur-Mer in the south of France. Under Renoir's close supervision, Guino sculpted a large-scale plaster version of the subject that was subsequently cast in bronze. The figure personifies Water, an element that Renoir had long associated with women in countless paintings.