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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Femme Nue Couchée (Tournée à Droite), 1st Plate, 1906

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Femme Nue Couchée (Tournée à Droite), 1st Plate, 1906
Reference:Stella 13
Medium:Original Drypoint Etching
Image:7 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in (19.8 cm x 13 cm)
Sheet:12 3/4 in x 9 13/16 in (32.2 cm x 25 cm)
Framed:Approx. 24 3/4 in 23 3/4 in (62.9 cm x 60.3 cm)
Edition:A State II (of II) impression with the stamped signature in the lower right margin; created during Renoir's lifetime.
Signature:A signature stamp by the artist appears in black in the lower right margin (see Lugt 2137a).
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4193

Historical Description

This lovely image captures a sense of innocence and repose. With his delicate use of line, Renoir conveys a sense of grace and femininity. The model's closed eyes and relaxed features convey a sense of calm and tranquility that is further echoed in the plush pillows and bed. Ferloni and Spiess state, "The culmination of his work is found in his many paintings of the female nude. Though undoubtedly influenced by Rubens and Boucher, for Renoir the nude did not so much provide an occasion to explore erotic nuance as to celebrate innocence. One of the most appealing aspects of his work is the absence of anxiety that is so apparent in his treatment of the nude."(Pierre-Auguste Renoir, by Michel Ferloni & Dominique Spiess).

Created in 1906 during Renoir's lifetime, this drypoint etching is a State II (of II) impression, with the stamped signature 'Renoir' in the lower right margin (see Lugt 2137a).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This color lithograph is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Delteil, Loys. Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Etchings and Lithographs. Listed and illustrated on pp. 28-9 with reference D. 14.

2. Lugt, Frits. Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes - Supplément, San Francisco, 1988. Signature stamp listed and illustrated as cat. no. 2137a on pg. 315.

3. Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir. Illustrated and listed as cat. no. 14.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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