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Small Victorious Venus

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Bronze. One of an edition of six cast by Valsuani for the Renoir-Vollard heirs. Standing nude figure holding drapery, on square base signed Renoir at back. On square base, columns at corners, garland, relief at front: Judgement of Paris, ram's heads on three faces.

Signed

on back of base: Renoir

Provenance

1913, commissioned by Ambroise Vollard (b. 1867 - d. 1939), Paris [see note 1]. 1956, Fine Arts Associates, New York; 1956, sold by Fine Arts Associates to the MFA for $4,000. (Accession Date: April 12, 1956) NOTES: [1] Renoir's assistant, Richard Guino, assisted him in creating a small-scale wax statuette of the sculpture in 1913. This is one of six bronze casts of the model that were made.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

French, 1913

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 85.1 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm, 29.2 kg (33 1/2 x 9 x 9 in., 64.4 lb.)

Accession Number

56.259

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture