Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Ambroise Vollard, c. 1904
|Artist:||Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)|
|Title:||Ambroise Vollard, c. 1904|
|Reference:||Stella 37, Delteil 37|
|Image:||9 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in (24.1 cm x 17.2 cm)|
|Sheet:||13 in x 10 in (33 cm x 25.4 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 32 in x 26 in (81.3 cm x 66 cm)|
|Edition:||From the total edition of 50 on Japon paper and 950 on Vellum|
|Signature:||This work is signed by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges, 1841 - Cagnes-sure-Mer, 1919) in stone in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Renoir Ambroise Vollard, c. 1904 is quite an intimate portrait. From the artist’s suite of twelve lithographs published by the sitter for this portrait, this work represents an intimate view of the prolific publisher as seen through Renoir’s eyes. Appearing quietly introspective, a sense of depth and beauty is mastered in this piece.
Illustrating an extremely intimate portrait of the renowned publisher, Renoir expresses his delicate sensitivity toward the subject in this work. Appearing quiet and calm, Vollard sits in profile with his head lowered and eyes nearly closed. The use of hatched lines to create shadow and depth give this image a layered textural quality, with a softness created from the light edges surrounding the sitter. Dr. Joseph Stella stated in his catalogue ‘The Graphic Work of Renoir’, “Vollard was a close friend of Renoir and was one of the greatest art dealers and publishers of this period. He had dealings with all of the major artists of his time, including Cézanne and Picasso.”
Created circa 1904, this original lithograph is signed by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges, 1841 - Cagnes-sure-Mer, 1919) in stone in the lower right; from the total edition of 50 on Japon paper and 950 on Vellum.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Renoir Ambroise Vollard, c. 1904 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. Stella, J. G. The Graphic Work of Renoir – Catalogue Raisonné. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 37.
2. Delteil, L. (1999). Pierre-Auguste Renoir: L'œuvre grave et lithographié – Catalogue Raisonné. Hyman, A. (Ed.). Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: San Francisco. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 37
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Renoir Ambroise Vollard, c. 1904 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.