The Bather Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919)

ca. 1900

European Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas


15 × 11 1/8 × 1/2 in. (38.1 × 28.3 × 1.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Clare Boothe Luce and Bequest of Henry R. Luce, B.A. 1920

Accession Number



19th century


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With Ambroise Vollard (dealer, 1866–1939), Paris; by descent to his heirs, by about 1954–1955; sold to Paul Rosenberg, New York, about 1954–55 (inv. no. 5487); sold to Henry R. Luce (1898– 1967), Ridgefield, Conn., and New York, March 22, 1955; transferred to his wife, Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987) New York, 1967 [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1969

Note 1: Henry R. Luce bequeathed the painting to the Gallery in 1962, with Clare Booth Luce retaining life interest. In 1969, Clare Boothe Luce completed the bequest.
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Object/Work type

human figures (visual works)


bathing woman


UL "Renoir"

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