About This Artwork

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841-1919

Studies of Pierre Renoir; His Mother, Aline Charigot; Nudes; and Landscape, 1885/86

Oil on canvas
45.8 x 39 cm (18 x 15 3/8 in.)

Restricted gift of the Phillips Family Collection, 1983.1

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, Renoir: Degas: A loan exhibition of drawings, pastels, sculptures, November 7–December 6, 1958, cat. 55, pl. 37, as Ten Studies, 1888.

Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art, The Impressionist Tradition: Masterpieces from The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18 – December 17, 1985, cat. 36 (color ill.), traveled to Fukoka Museum, January 5–February 2, 1986 and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, March 4 – April 13, 1986, as Studies of Nudes, the Artist’s Children and His Wife, 1888.

Brussels, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Rubens and His Legacy, September 25, 2014-January 4, 2015; London, Royal Academy of Arts, January 24-April 10, 2015.

Publication History

John Rewald, The History of Impressionism (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1961), p. 582 (ill.), as Studies of Nudes, the Artist’s Children, and His Wife, c. 1888.

Jean Renoir, “Renoir,” in Look (November 6, 1962), p. 51 (ill.), as Studies of Nudes, the Artist’s Children and His Wife.

Jean Renoir, Tous (June 1963).

Douglas Druick, Renoir (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1997), pp. 66, 100 (pl. 19), 111.

Royal Academy of Arts, London (2014), Rubens and His Legacy, p. 167 and 169.

Ownership History

Probably Dr. Prat, Renoir’s physician at Cagnes [according to New York 1958]. Mr. and Mrs. Lazarus Phillips, Montreal, bought through John Rewald in Paris in France in October 1958 [according to Ivan E. Phillips’ letter of April 27, 1982, in curatorial file]; by descent to the Phillips family, Montreal; given to the Art Institute, 1983.

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