Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) and Richard Guino (French, 1890-1973)
Petite Laveuse or L'Eau, 1914-16
Original plaster with patina
11 inches (27.9 cm) high
Inscribed on base: Renoir
Published by Vollard, Paris
The Renoir Collection;
Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, September 19, 2013, lot 89129;
Private collection, Arizona.
P. Haesaerts, Renoir Sculptor, New York, 1947, p. 31, no. 20, another cast illus.
A smaller adaptation of Renoir's Moyenne Laveuse, this sculpture also depicts a nude woman kneeling and washing her linens, with minor alterations to her posture.
* Lots 66053, 66054, 66055, 66062, 66063, and 66064 are copyright protected as original foundry plaster.
Possible repaired cracks visible to the naked eye along figure's right wrist, left shoulder, left upper thigh and along base between woman and cloth; otherwise, appears to be in overall good condition.