TITLE: “Paysage Bords de Seine (Banks of the River Seine)”
ARTIST: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
WHY WE CHOSE IT: The art world is buzzing this week over an unlikely flea market find. According to reports:
A woman who paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a West Virginia flea market two years ago apparently acquired an original painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir without knowing it.
Painting No. 24349 turns out to be Renoir’s painting “Paysage Bords de Seine,” which translates to Banks of the River Seine. It dates to about 1879 and measures 6 inches by 10 inches.
The painting is set for auction Sept. 29. It could fetch $75,000 or more.
Fine art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.