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  • Title: A Girl with a Watering Can
  • Creator: Auguste Renoir
  • Date Created: 1876
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 100 x 73 cm (39 3/8 x 28 3/4 in.) framed: 125.7 x 97.5 x 6.9 cm (49 1/2 x 38 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Possibly commissioned c. 1876 for the Sellière Collection, Paris; by inheritance to Comte Batthiany, by 1898; Alexandre Rosenberg, Paris. Possibly Paul Bérard [1830-1905], Paris.[1] Alexandre Berthier [1883-1918], 4th prince de Wagram; sold probably by his heirs through (Canadeesche Hypothek Bank) through (Étienne Bignou, Paris) to (Alex Reid & Lefèvre, London); on joint account with (M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York and Paris) and (Marcel Kapferer); sold September 1931 through (Galerie Étienne Bignou, Paris) to Chester Dale [1882-1962], New York; [2] bequest 1963 to NGA. [1] According to an annotated photograph in the albums of the Bignou Gallery now at the documentation center of the Musée d'Orsay (copy NGA curatorial files). Bérard was a banker and patron of Renoir. This painting is not included in his estate sale held at Galerie Georges Petit in 1905. [2] Reid & Lefèvre Paintings Sold, sheet no. 204, #14/29 B1405 gives acquisition source and partial share information (Lefèvre archives, Hyman Kreitman Research Centre, Tate Britain, London, TGA 2002/11, Box 283). M. Knoedler & Co. Records, accession number 2012.M.54, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles: Painting Stock book no. 5, London 1928-1939; Stock book no. 8, New York, no. A620; Inventory card, box 115, item 005; copies in NGA curatorial files.
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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