Renoir’s “Baigneuse” hasn’t been seen on the auction market for 15 years. The last time around, in New York, the painting sold for $20.9m. When it comes up for sale later this month at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern art auction in London, the price is expected to be in a similar range, with a low estimate of $18.5m and a high of $27.8m. In all, 71 works will be offered at the June 20th event, for which a total of $134.4m to $196.9m is anticipated.
Two paintings by Picasso are also featured at the sale, “Femme au chien,” a 1962 work painted in just one November day (est. $9.3m-13.9m), and “Femme Assise,” an earlier canvas from 1949 (est. $7.7m-$11.6m). Other high-valued lots include Gauguin’s “Paysage au tronc bleu,” an 1892 landscape (est. $4.6m-$7.7m), and Paul Signac’s “La Corne d’Or,” a harbor view from 1907 (est. $6.2-$9.3m).