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Flowers in a Vase

c. 1880
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841 - 1919

Object Details
Purchased from the artist by Durand-Ruel & Cie, Paris, July 19, 1888, until 1913; sold to Dr. Oskar Troplowitz (1863-1918) and his wife Gertrud (Mankiewicz) Troplowitz (1869-1920), Hamburg, 1913-1920 [1]; bequest to the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 1920; by exchange together with "Head of a Girl (Mlle Dobigny)" by Edgar Degas (Inv. Nr. E-2416) for "Feierabend" by Hans Thoma (Inv. Nr. 2734) to Karl Haberstock (dealer), Berlin, 1939; with Karl Haberstock, Berlin, 1939-1944; Reichsminister (retired) Geheimrat Dr. Heinrich Friedrich Albert (1874-1960), Berlin, September 1944-? [2]. With Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York, after May 8, 1945. With M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1959 [3]. Louis H. Silver (1901-1963), Chicago, by 1963; Silver estate; Silver estate sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, April 6, 1967, no. 26. With Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, by 1973 [4]. Dr. F. Otto Haas, Philadelphia; gift of F. Otto Haas, and partial gift of the reserved life interest of his widow Carole Haas Gravagno to PMA, 1993.1. Troplowitz was a Silesian-German pharmacist, entrepreneur and arts patron who bequeathed works by 19th and early 20th century French and German artists to the Hamburger Kunsthalle.2. The preceding information courtesy of Dr. Ute Haug, Senior Curator, Provenance Research and Archiv, Hamburger Kunsthalle, email communication of March 6, 2012, in curatorial file.3. See Parke Bernet 1967 sale catalogue.4. See Guy-Patrice Dauberville and Michel Dauberville, Renoir: catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, vol. 1, 1858-1881 (Paris, 2007), no. 41.

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