Q: How many ceramic pieces by Jean Renoir does the Barnes Foundation own? Are all of them in the galleries?
A: The short answer is, Barnes purchased 42 ceramic works by Jean in two batches in 1921 and 1922 through the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. The Barnes collection of Jean Renoir ceramics is the largest in the world. There are five pieces in the galleries (one each in rooms 4, 6, 7, 9 and 13); the rest are in storage.