Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Etude de femme nue, assise (Study of Seated Female Nude), c. 1904
|Artist:||Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)|
|Title:||Etude de femme nue, assise (Study of Seated Female Nude), c. 1904|
|Image:||7 1/2 in x 6 7/16 in (19 cm x 16.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||13 1/8 in x 9 3/4 in (33.3 cm x 24.8 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 29 1/2 in x 25 3/4 in (74.9 cm x 65.4 cm)|
|Signature:||Signed in the stone 'Renoir' in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
The nude subject of this piece sits calmly at the center of the composition, her hands gently resting upon her knees. She appears as though at ease despite her vulnerable state and tilts her head turned slightly towards the viewer, as though acknowledging the somewhat voyeuristic quality of this work. Renoir conveys her in his Impressionistic style, as she appears to softly blend with the background. Renoir here creates an intimate piece in which the viewer witnesses a beautiful woman, caught in a moment of quiet solitude.
This original lithograph is signed in the stone 'Renoir' in the lower right. This piece is from the edition of 950(total edition of 1000, 1-50 on Japan, 51-1000 on vellum); from the second state with the signature.
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, L'Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié, 1999, listed as no. 42.
2. Stella, Joseph G., The Graphic Work of Renoir, 1962, listed as plate 42.
3. Roger-Marx, Claude. Les Lithographies de Renoir, Monte-Carlo. Listed and illustrated as cat. no. 17 on pgs. 58-9.
4. 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.