Oil on canvas
11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (30 x 22.2 cm)
Framed: 18 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches (46.3 x 38.7 cm)
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
Galerie de Bellecour, Lyon, 1989
Private Collection, France
Letter of authentication from Guy Wildenstein and Guy-Patrice Dauberville and a photo certificate signed by Francois Daulte, 1989
To be included in the forthcoming volumes of the catalogue raisonne in preparation by the Wildenstein Institute and the Editions Bernheim-Jeune
Ambroise Vollard, Tableaux, Pastels & Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paris 1918, vol II, p. 52, illustrated
GP and M. Dauberville, Renoir: Catalogue raisonne des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelle, Paris 2010, vol III, p. 211, nos 2070 and 2355, for illustrations of 2 related works, Portrait de Claude Terrasse and Confidence.
Our painting is a study for the artist’s Confidence of the same year, formerly in the collection of Greta Garbo and most recently sold at Christie’s NY, May 2013.
Claude Terrase was an accomplished composer, the brother-in-law of Pierre Bonnard, and a well-known figure in the Parisian avante-garde. Renoir painted an earlier portrait of Terrasse in 1895, (Dauberville, No 2355)