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: Found a Renoir

07-17-2013, 06:27 PM
I'm trying to learn a little about a painting I found, its called Oarsmen at Chatou by Pierre Auguste Renior. It is framed and has a plate saying National gallery of art, Washington, D.C. . All the research i have done online points it back to the gallery, how can i tell if this is in fact real and from that gallery?

07-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Essentially - if the National Gallery of Art has the original then chances are you have a reproduction. There are lots and lots of reproductions out there. I looked on the National Gallery of Art website and it does appear that they still have the painting. It was a gift from Sam A. Lewisohn.