Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876, By Pierre-Auguste Renoir (7/10)

The painting depicts a typical Sunday afternoon at Moulin de la Galette in the district of Montmartre in Paris. For many years the painting was owned by John Hay Whitney. On May 17, 1990, his widow sold the painting for US$78 million at Sotheby’s in New York City to Ryoei Saito (Saitō Ryōei), the honorary chairman of Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Company, Japan.

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