Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) and Louis Morel (French, 1887-1975)
Le Joueur de Flûte, 1918, cast 1950; Bronze plaque; Signed "Renoir" with foundry mark "C VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE" 23 5/8" x 17 1/4" x 1 7/8"; Literature: Paul Haesaerts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, 1947, no. 24, illustration of the terracotta version, plates XLV and XLVII; Provenance: Family of the artist; Descended in Renoir Family until 2006; Private Collection, Florida; Note: This work of art was on loan from the Renoir family to Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1990 to 2004
Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Signed "Renoir" with foundry mark "C VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE". In good condition. Oxidation, mostly on the figure, a small area of discoloration, possibly caused by a liquid, 1/2" up from the center bottom that continues along the bottom edge, investment residue on back, a slight miscast area lower right corner on the verso.