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Renoir (1841-1919) : December, 1935, Bignou Gallery, New York.

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New York : Bignou Gallery, [1935]. “This catalogue has been especially printed for Miss Thérèse Bonney.” Quarto, original stiff wrappers with embossed red lettering to front (mild sunning at edges and light wear), [12] pp, exhibition catalogue listing 16 of Renoir’s paintings, with detailed collection history and bibliography for each work, 5 works illustrated as full-page black and white plates, a very good copy. Scarce.

Thérèse Bonney (1894-1978) was an American publicist who was later to win acclaim as a photojournalist. During the 1930s she documented the Paris decorative arts scene, and became closely involved with the French art world. Her friend Étienne Bignou (1891-1950), the legendary Parisian art dealer, produced this catalogue of an exhibition of works by Renoir, staged at his New York gallery, in Bonney’s honour.

Copies are recorded in eight North American collections (Frick Art Reference Library; Harvard University; Columbia University; Metropolitan Museum of Art; MOMA; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; New York Public Library; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute).