Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919
Title
  • The Spanish Guitarist
  • Le Guitariste espagnol (alternate title)
Date 1894
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 25 3/4 × 21 1/2 inches (65.4 × 54.6 cm)
Framed: 32 3/4 × 28 3/8 × 3 1/4 inches (83.2 × 72.1 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Rosemarie Kanzler
Accession Number 1994.57
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right hand corner: Renoir.
the artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir [1841-1919]
1897, purchased by (Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, France) [for frs. 1,000, stock #4084];
May 1, 1929, purchased by Sir Chester Beatty (London, England);
September 3, 1935, purchased by (Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, France)
February 1, 1943, purchased by Sam Salz (New York, New York, USA) [for frs. 13,500];
July 1,1974 sold by (Christie's, London, England) lot 3;
1974, Mrs. and Mrs. Ernest [Rosemarie] Kanzler (London, England);
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Pierre Marcie-Rivière [Mrs. Rosemarie Kanzler] (Geneva, Switzerland);
November 3, 1993, by consignment to (Sotheby's, New York, New York, USA) lot 14 [as dated 1897; bought in];]
Mrs. Rosemarie Kanzler (Geneva, Switzerland);
1994-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Riviere, G. Renoir et ses Amis. Paris, 1921, (ill.) after p. 118.

Meier-Graefe, J. Renoir. Leipzig, 1929, p. 313 no. 261 (ill.).

Archives Durand-Ruel: Photo no. 864.

Paintings by French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1937, cat. 26.

Renoir. Exh. cat., Lefevre Gallery. London, June 1935, no. 17.

Paintings by French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1937, no. 26.

Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts: Masters of Impressionism and Modern Art. Exh. cat., Sogo Museum of Art, et al. Yokohama, 2001, pp. 35, 64, no. 11, (ill.) p. 65.

Renoir + Renoir. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, et al. Paris, 2008, cat. 22, p. 82, (ill.) p. 83.