Millions In Renoir’s Work And Personal Items Sold At Auction

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2015-07-06 16:05:28

French Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919) at his home Les Collettes at Cagnes, near Nice. The Heritage Auctions sale has taken place, despite Renoir's great grandson's protests. 143 lots sold Thursday, including Renoir’s prized “Large Venus Victorious,” a life-size statue of the Roman goddess Venus holding a drape in one hand and an apple in the other. It sold for $545,000. The Woodcocks, one of the last paintings done by Renoir before his 1919 death sold for $125,000.
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