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Tambourine Dancer I

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841 - 1919. Modeled by Louis Morelunder Renoir's supervision. Bronze cast by the foundry C. Valsuani.

Made in France, Europe

Modeled in plaster c. 1918-1919; cast in bronze c. 1918


24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (62.2 x 44.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963

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At the end of his life, Renoir returned to sculpture, entrusting the modeling to Louis Fernand Morel, a promising young sculptor. The two artists made three reliefs together that they later cast in terracotta and bronze. The motifs of dancers and musicians evoke the carefree spirit of mythic antiquity that Renoir had long admired in the Roman frescoes of Pompeii.