The National Museum of Western Art

update 27 July 2018

Currently not on display

Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Limoges, 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1919]

Woman with Rose

Datec. 1910's
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)52.4 x 46.4
InscriptionsSigned lower right: Renoir.
Credit LineDonated by Mr. Ryuzaburo Umehara
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1978-0002
Woman with Rose

Renoir frequently included flowers in his compositions, and he seems to have been especially fond of roses. Umehara Ryuzaburo, the donor of this painting to the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo who was heavily influenced by the work of Renoir, also shared this love of flowers. Here, the color harmony with its purplish reds and blue drawn in particularly rough brushstrokes suggests that the work may have been created in the last few years of Renoir's life. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

Provenance

Donted by Mr. Ryusaburo Umehara, Tokyo, 1978.

Exhibition History

1977
Choix d'un Amateur: XIXe-XXe siècles , Galerie Schmit, Paris, 11 May 1977 - 25 June 1977, cat. no. 68(as "Renée à la rose")
1981
Impressionists in Japan, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 25 October 1981 - 29 November 1981, cat. no. 19, repr.
1989
The French Modern Painting, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Miyakonojo City Museum, 15 April 1989 - 14 May 1989, cat. no. 9, col. repr.
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, 28 April 1990 - 13 May 1990, cat. no. 9
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, 10 April 1990 - 23 April 1990, cat. no. 9
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Toyota City, 19 May 1990 - 3 June 1990, cat. no. 9
1991
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Hachinohe City Museum of Art, 28 September 1991 - 27 October 1991, cat. no. 9
1992
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Urasoe Art Museum, 3 November 1992 - 7 December 1992, cat. no. 9
1995
[Tour Exhibition] Painting: Tradition and Innovation, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, Himeji; Himeji City Museum of Art, 11 February 1995 - 12 March 1995, cat. no. 26
1995
[Tour Exhibition] Painting: Tradition and Innovation, Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, 14 January 1995 - 5 February 1995, cat. no. 26
1997
Expressiveness of Materials, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 17 April 1997 - 22 June 1997, cat. no. 31
2004
Adoption and development: toward the full bloom of modern oil painting in Japan, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, 14 February 2004 - 14 March 2004, cat. no. 11, col. repr.
2009
"Shirakaba": Pilots of Art in Modern Japan, Hiroshima Museum of Art, 13 September 2009 - 25 October 2009, cat. no. I-20, col. repr.
2012
[Traveling Exhibitions presenting National Art Museum Collections, Fiscal 2012] Modern European Art: From the Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum (Okayama), 5 October 2012 - 25 November 2012, 13
2015
Japan's Love for Impressionism: From Monet to Renoir, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 8 October 2015 - 21 February 2016, cat. no. 79, col. repr.

Bibliography

1931
Bernheim-Jeune. L'atelier de Renoir. tome 2, Paris, 1931 , no. 711, pl. 225.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 240, repr.
1979
Gazette des Beaux-Arts. ser. 6, tome 93, Apr. 1979, "Chronique des Arts", p. 68, no. 341, repr.
1980
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 13 (1978), 1980, Arikawa, Haruo. New Acquisitions (Painting). pp. 20-21, New Acquisitions (Catalogue). pp. 32-33, repr.

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