Flowers and Fruit
In September 1890 Durand-Ruel bought from Renoir this painting,
and another painting similar. Still lifes were one of the Impressionists'
most readily marketable commodities. Form and color alike are
carefully arranged here, above the nuanced light colors of the
tablecloth, interwoven contrasts of red and green revolve around
the blue and orange patterned vase.
Charles Durand-Ruel (purchased from the artist on 6th September,
1890); Pierre Durand-Ruel, Paris; Mrs. Selznick, Paris; Sam
Salz, New York (purchased from the above in 1965); Colonel and
Mrs. Edgar W. Garbish, New York; Sam Salz, New York; Private
Collection, Europe, acquired on 30th March 1973
Paris, Manzi-Joyant, "Exposition d'Art Moderne, 1912, no
172; Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, "Memorial Exhibition,
1920; Rotterdam, Boynams Museum, "Four Centuries of French
Still Life," 1954, no 101; New York, Durand-Ruel Gallery,
"Renoir Exhibition," 1958, no 23; New York, Wildenstein,
"Renoir," 1969, no 50, illustrated.
J Meier Graefe, "Renoir," 1929, no 184, illustrated,
be included in volume V (Les natures mortes) of the Renoir Catalogue
raisonne being prepared by Francois Daulte.