Original Renoir Found in Weathersfield

An original Renoir sketch has been found in the Upper Valley.

The rare sketch by acclaimed 19th century French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was lying in a home in Weathersfield.

The sketch’s former owners died and Bill Smith, owner of W.A. Smith Auctions, is auctioning off their household items.

Smith estimated the sketch of woman wearing only a hat, slightly bent over a lamb, will sell for $150,000--mainly because he has the documented proof it's real.

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The sketch with the documentation is a rare find, even for Smith, who has spent his lifetime in the auction business.

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