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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Le chapeau épinglé (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine), c. 1894

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Le chapeau épinglé (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine), c. 1894
Reference:Stella 7
Medium:Etching
Image:5 1/8 in 3 1/2 in (13 cm x 8.9 cm)
Sheet:12 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in (32.4 cm x 24.8 cm)
Framed:approx. 21 5/16 in x 19 3/4 in (54.1 cm x 50.2cm)
Edition:A State II impression from the second plate. Two other plates exist, with similar images.
Signature:Stamped signature 'Renoir' in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in great condition.
ID #w-5177
USD $15,000 GBP £11,250

Historical Description

Returning to a familiar subject, Renoir captures fellow painter Berthe Morisot's daughter and her cousin in a sweet moment. Morisot, one of the few woman Impressionists to figure as prominently in the art scene as her male counterparts, was a good friend and repeat subject of the painter. In this original etching, both girls wear wide-brimmed hats, one sitting quietly while the other fixes a flower with a pin. Marc Elder writes of Renoir, "The old world revealed to his eye wonders forever invisible to other men. For him alone matter danced unexpected dances in the patterns of stone" (Renoir's Atelier, xlvi). Transforming an everyday scene with his etcher's burin, the artist describes dappled, wavering sunshine with short, effective marks. He sees movement where others see stillness. Le chapeau épinglé (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine) is a charming print and a song to the everyday.

Created c. 1894, this etching has the stamped signature 'Renoir' in the lower right margin. A state II of II impression from the second plate (out of three) in this series, the other etchings from Le chapeau épinglé display variations on this image. An example of this print was displayed in the exhibition La Femme - L'enfant at Galeries Brunner in 1922.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 7.

2. Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir. Illustrated and listed as catalogue raisonné no. 7.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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

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