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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919)

Signed with the initials AR (lower right)
Oil on canvas
9 3/4 by 18 1/8 in.
24.7 by 46 cm.

Estimate $350,000–450,000
Chaïm Soutine (1893 – 1943)
La Femme en Rouge au Fond Bleu , 1928
Oil on canvas, 55 x 75.5 cm

Signed Soutine (lower right)
Oil on canvas
29 3/4 by 21 5/8 in.
75.5 by 54.9 cm.

Estimate $3,000,000–4,000,000
Michele Marieschi (1710-1744)
Venice, a view of the Grand Canal with Ca' Pesaro and Palazzo Foscarini-Giovanelli, from the Campiello of the Palazzo Gussoni , ca.1730
Oil on canvas, 58 x 86 cm

Estimate $400,000–500,000