Auguste Renoir, "Little Irene"
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Irène Cahen d'Anvers (Little Irene), 1880; Emil Bührle Collection, Zurich.
What a beauty! Such a magnificent painting, and very well known. Yet various reproductions and extreme digital alterations — like the one below — are still making the rounds on social media, and have been widely accepted as fair copies of the original.
Altered version of a painting by Auguste Renoir.
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12/27/2021 04:58:50 am
I have one of these paintings, exactly like the top original, it was found in a very old 1800 art storage building attic, with a very old dark brown stained wooden frame that was falling apart, falling off on one side of the painting, it was given to me by the seller ofbth3 building, when I saw it, I asked if I could have it, and he said sure you can have it, we plan on putting everything up here in a large dumpster anyways. Immediately I could tell, this was a valuable painting. When the old frame fell rest way off, exception one side still in place, underneath the frame back were a number written in pencil. Still present to this day. I shouldn't have thrown away the frame, it was very old, heavy, thick in size. Regretful not, I should have kept it. I've had it looked at by a art gallery, to see if it was an original or if it was a very old copy. Unmistakably, the name Renoir was painted on the lower bottom, but almost partially somewhat hidden deliberately. The gallery art collector could not decide if it was an original or not, he did not feel it was a copy and he offered me a fairly large amount of money for it. To which I declined his offer. The painting has almost a woven type fabric material,, which you can literally see,, through the painting,, and it was put by hand onto some type of very old hard backing.. To this day, I think this us either an original or it is an extremely old copy made in the exact same materials Renoir used, which tended to be identical woven type paper, backing, oil paint, with an unmistakable identical darker interpainted deliberate sheeting to it based on the room lighting, it remains a darker style impression, very deliberate, within the oil painting. If I had to choose,, I'd say that there is absolutely no way this is any type of copy, in my opinion. You can clearly see, it is an original late 1800 oil painting. And yes, it has Renoirs painted signature on it, and I simply don't believe it is a copy.
7/8/2022 05:13:06 pm
11/13/2022 05:42:50 pm
I am so lucky to have Little Irene. She is so beautiful .I bought in recycle shop here in Japan . Original or not I don’t know but one thing I for sure the frame has a signature .and I want to keep it this Little Irene as my souvenier.
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