NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly $1.3 million worth of art and personal items belonging to the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir have sold at a New York City auction.
Heritage Auctions says 143 lots sold Thursday including Renoir’s prized “Large Venus Victorious,” a life-size statue of the Roman goddess Venus elegantly holding a drape in one hand and an apple in the other. It sold for $545,000.
Heritage says personal items belonging to the Impressionist icon also sold, such as a polka-dot scarf for $3,750; spectacles for $6,250; and a cigarette holder for $1,563.
Les Bescasse (The Woodcocks), one of the last paintings done by Renoir before his 1919 death, sold for $125,000.
A bust of Renoir’s youngest son Claude, “Coco,” didn’t sell.
A Heritage spokesman says all buyers requested anonymity.
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