Clearing in the Woods, 1865

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 22 1/2 × 32 1/2 inches (57.2 × 82.6 cm)
  • 29 5/8 × 40 1/8 × 4 1/8 inches (75.2 × 101.9 × 10.5 cm)

Bequest of Ruth Nugent Head, in memory of her mother, Anna E. Kresge, and her husband, Henry W. Nugent Head

1985.25

On View

  • Modern C235

Department

European Painting

  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Trees
  • Stream
  • Rocks
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Foliage
  • Clouds

Signed, lower left: Renoir

(Ambroise Vollard, Paris, France)

(Galerie Bignou, Paris, France and New York, New York, USA)

ca. 1946, (Alex Reid Lefèvre Galleries, London, England)

1953-1955, (Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, England)

December 29, 1955, purchased by Colonel & Mrs. Henry Nugent Head (New York, New York, USA)

by descent, Mrs. Ruth Nugent Head [formerly Ruth Kresge, daugher of Anna E. Kresge]

1985-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rewald, J. The History of Impressionism. New York, 1946, p. 88, repr. [revised edition, New York, 1961, p. 98, repr.] Four Masters of Impressionism. Exh. cat., Acquavella Galleries, Inc. New York, October 24-November 30, 1968, cat. 1, repr. E. Fezzi and Henry, J. Tout l-oeuvre peint de Renoir periode impressioniste 1869-1883. Paris, 1972, pp. 89-90, cat. 9, repr. (rev. ed. 1985). Champa, K. S. Studies in Early Impressionism. New Haven & London, 1973, p. 39 (fig. 54). Paintings by Renoir. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, February 3-April 1, 1973, cat. 3, repr. "Annual Report-Accessions," Bulleting of the DIA 62, no. 2. 1985, pp. 13, 19, 21, (fig. 18). The Rise of Landscape Painting in France Corot to Monet. Exh. cat., Currier Gallery of Art. Manchester, New Hampshire, 1991, pp. 207-208, cat. 100, repr. [not in exhibition-exh. organized by K. S. Champa et al]. Wissman, F. W. European Vistas: Cultural Landscapes. Detroit, 2000, p. 67, repr. Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883. Exh. cat., National Gallery. London, February 21, 2007-January 6, 2008 [tour], pp. 86-87, (ill.).

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Clearing in the Woods, 1865, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Ruth Nugent Head, in memory of her mother, Anna E. Kresge, and her husband, Henry W. Nugent Head, 1985.25.