Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919
Title
  • Clearing in the Woods
Date 1865
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 22 1/2 × 32 1/2 inches (57.2 × 82.6 cm)
Framed: 29 5/8 × 40 1/8 × 4 1/8 inches (75.2 × 101.9 × 10.5 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Ruth Nugent Head, in memory of her mother, Anna E. Kresge, and her husband, Henry W. Nugent Head
Accession Number 1985.25
Department European Painting
On View Modern C235, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower left: Renoir
(Ambroise Vollard, Paris, France);
(Galerie Bignou, Paris, France and New York, New York, USA);
ca. 1946, (Alex Reid Lefèvre Galleries, London, England);
1953-1955, (Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, England);
December 29, 1955, purchased by Colonel & Mrs. Henry Nugent Head (New York, New York, USA);
by descent, Mrs. Ruth Nugent Head [formerly Ruth Kresge, daugher of Anna E. Kresge];
1985-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Four Masters of Impressionism. Exh. cat., Acquavella Galleries, Inc. New York, October 24-November 30, 1968, cat. 1, repr.

E. Fezzi and Henry, J. Tout l-oeuvre peint de Renoir periode impressioniste 1869-1883. Paris, 1972, pp. 89-90, cat. 9, repr. (rev. ed. 1985).

Champa, K. S. Studies in Early Impressionism. New Haven & London, 1973, p. 39 (fig. 54).

Paintings by Renoir. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, February 3-April 1, 1973, cat. 3, repr.

"Annual Report-Accessions," Bulleting of the DIA 62, no. 2. 1985, pp. 13, 19, 21, (fig. 18).

The Rise of Landscape Painting in France Corot to Monet. Exh. cat., Currier Gallery of Art. Manchester, New Hampshire, 1991, pp. 207-208, cat. 100, repr. [not in exhibition-exh. organized by K. S. Champa et al].

Wissman, F. W. European Vistas: Cultural Landscapes. Detroit, 2000, p. 67, repr.

Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883. Exh. cat., National Gallery. London, February 21, 2007-January 6, 2008 [tour], pp. 86-87, (ill.).