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Portrait of Ambroise Vollard
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Portrait of Ambroise Vollard

1908

Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Oil on canvas

Height: 106.2 cm ( frame ); Width: 90 cm ( frame ); Depth: 10 cm ( frame ); Width: 65.2 cm ( canvas ); Height: 81.6 cm ( canvas );

Inscription

Signed, top left & recto, Renoir. 08

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932
P.1932.SC.340

About this work
One of the principal modern art dealers in the early twentieth century and a shrewd businessman, Ambroise Vollard sold much of Renoir’s work after 1900. Renoir depicts him here as a connoisseur, examining a statuette of a kneeling female nude. The theme echoes portraits of collectors from the Italian Renaissance. Vollard’s features are somewhat idealised: he was a big, heavy man often mocked for his bald head and bulbous nose. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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