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Le feu, 1916 or 1917

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919
  • Alexis Rudier Foundry, French, 1874 - 1952

Bronze

  • Overall: 12 3/4 × 13 × 8 1/4 inches, 21.4 pounds (32.4 × 33 × 21 cm, 9.7 kg)

Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund

54.497

Department

European Modern Art to 1970

Signed, on base, left side: Renoir.

Inscribed, on base, at back: Alexis Rudier, Fondeur, Paris.

Alexis Rudier [d. 1897] (Paris, France)

ca. 1917, gift to (Ambroise Vollard [1866-1939], Paris, France). (Wildenstein & Co., New York, New York, USA)

1954-present, purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Haessaert, P. Renoir Sculpteur. no. 19. Bulletin of the DIA 34, no. 1 (1954/55): p. 9 (ill.). Origina of Modern Sculpture. St. Louis Art Museum, 1946, no. 173.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Alexis Rudier Foundry, Le feu, 1916 or 1917, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund, 54.497.