RENOIR, Pierre-Auguste

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

GUINO, Richard

Girona, Spain 1890 - Antony, Hauts-de-Seine 1973

Projet pour une pendule

Model for a Clock Case



type: other

Dimensions (HxWxD): 33 x 24 x 12 1316 in.

left of woman's foot: Renoir / 1915

Acc. No.: 61.954

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. A. M. Sonnabend

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


  • Paris, Edouard Jonas (1883-1961)
  • By 1958, New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries
  • Sold by Slatkin Galleries to Mr. Abraham Malcolm Sonnabend (1896-1964), Boston
  • 1961, September 20, gift of Sonnabend to the MFA


  • Museum's website, 29 February 2012 and 21 March 2012
  • 1947 Haeserts
    Paul Haeserts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947, p.27, repr.
  • 1972 Parke-Bernet
    "La pendule", Sculpture of the 20's and 30's, Parke-Bernet, 1972, n° 8
  • 2001 Frankfurt am Main
    Von Linie und Farbe, Frankfurt am Main, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, December 9, 2001-February 17, 2002


  • n. d. New York
    Renoir, Degas: Sculptures Drawings, New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, p.6, repr.

    1981 Boston
    Corot to Braque, Boston, Faneuil Hall, February 10-July 10, 1981

Related works

  • Plaster, 1914, Paris, coll. Alfred Daber (ealier version).
    From the plaster of the MFA, bronze editions have been made:
    - 2 examples cast in 1961 by Valsuani, private collections,
    - 8 examples cast in 1954 by Mario Bisceglia : Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, numbered 5; Paris, Musée d'Orsay, numbered 7.


  • Museum's label text, 2011:
    This plaster model for a clock case presents an allegory of the passage of time. Archetypal, nude figures of a woman and a man look up at triumphant figure of a child who sits upon the globe and holds a flaming torch. The model recalls decorative arts of the eighteenth century, when similar allegorical clock cases were modeled in clay for final production in bronze.