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The Gust of Wind (Le grand vent)

Renoir, Pierre Auguste (painter)

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The Gust of Wind

Translated title

Le grand vent


Renoir, Pierre Auguste (painter) [ULAN info: French artist, 1841-1919]







Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 52.0 cm
width: 82.5 cm


circa 1872


bequeathed: Hindley Smith, Frank 1939 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Auction organised by Monet, Berthe Morisot, Renoir and Sisley at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 March 1875, bought by Auguste de Moulins, the painter; sold by his family to Durand Ruel, 1899; bought by Alphonse Kahn, 1908; with Messrs. L.H. Lefèvre and Son, London, 1923; F. Hindley Smith


  1. signature
    Position: lower right
    Content: A. Renoir
  2. label
    Position: verso
    Content: City of Manchester Art Gallery, Lender F. Hindley Smith, Title the Gust of Wind, Artist, Renoir
  3. label
    Position: verso
    Method: ink
    Content: Renoir, 618, le coup de Vent
  4. label
    Position: verso
    Method: ink
    Content: Alph. Kahn. Renoir, Le Coup de Vent, 1873
  5. label
    Position: verso
    Method: ink
    Content: Renoir, Le Coup de Vent, Col. Kahn
  6. supporting information
    Position: verso
    Method: slip from a catalogue
    Content: Auguste Renoir, 19, Le Coup de Vent, size 32 1/2 " x 20 1/2 " signed, A. Renoir, painted about 1872, exhibited at the exposition d' Art Français. Zurich 1917
  7. label
    Position: verso
    Method: printed label
    Content: Walker Art Galler, Liverpool - lent F.Hindley Smith
  8. label
    Position: verso
    Method: printed label
    Content: City of Manchester Art Gallery (evidently for same exhibition as the first label)
  9. label
    Position: verso
    Method: dealers stock label
    Content: Renoir 5386 / Paysage ppbd
  10. label
    Position: verso
    Method: dealers stock number
    Content: ph 3052


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 108]
  2. (1923) The Impressionist School and some great French Painters of the Nineteenth Century, London?
    [comments: exhibition catalogue, reproduced]
  3. Laver, James (1937) French Painting and the Nineteenth Century,
    [comments: fig. 87]
  4. Blunt, Anthony (1950) The Nation's Pictures: a guide to the chief national and municipal picture galleries of England, Scotland and Wales, London?: Chatto and Windus
    [comments: fig. 43a]
  5. (1949-50) Landscape in French Art, London?
    [comments: exhibition catalogue, Book of Illustrations, pl. 62]
  6. (1952) Handbook and Guide to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: pl. IV, (also in 1954 and 1957 editions)]
  7. Winter, Carl (1958) The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey, London: Trianon Press [page: 403]
  8. Winter, Carl (1959) Treasures of Cambridge (Illustrations), London?
    [comments: pl. 43]
  9. Goodison, J.W. (1960) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, French, German and Spanish, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 192]
    [comments: pl. 101]
  10. Bodelsen, Merete 'Early Impressionist Sales (1874-94) in the light of some unpublished "procès-verbaux"', London? [page: 335]
    Source title: Burlington Magazine (1968)
  11. Callen, A. (1978) Renoir, [page: 50]
  12. House, John (2004) Impressionism: paint and politics, : Yale University Press [page: 89,91]
    [comments: pl.75]

Accession Number

2403 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 2910; Input Date: 2000-03-13 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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