Renoir, Etude de femme nue, assise, variante (Study of Seated Female Nude), c. 1904

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Artist: Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title: Etude de femme nue, assise, variante (Study of Seated Female Nude), c. 1904
Medium: Original lithograph
Image Size: 6 1/2 in x 6 1/3 in (16.5 cm x 16 cm)
Sheet Size: 13 in x 9 1/4 in (33 cm x 23.5 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 29 1/2 in x 25 3/4 in (74.9 cm x 65.4 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 950 printed on vellum paper (total edition of 50 on Japan, 950 on vellum); from the second state.
Signature: Signed in the stone 'Renoir' in the lower left.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # w-3836

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 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. To the upper left, a figure that resembles another female face seems to float by the central nude, perhaps affirming that, as the title suggests, this piece was meant as a study of the female nude. Renoir here creates an intimate piece in which the viewer witnesses a beautiful woman, caught in a moment of quiet solitude.

Created c. 1904, this work was published in a volume of 12 lithographs entitled L'Album des Douze Lithographies Originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Printed by Auguste Clot, Paris and published by Ambroise Vollard, this piece is signed in the stone 'Renoir' in the lower left. This piece is from the edition of 950 printed on vellum paper (total edition of 50 on Japan, 950 on vellum); from the second state.

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:

1) Delteil, Loys. L'Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts LLC, 1999. Listed as catalogue no. 43 on pg. 92-93.

2) Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir. 1962. Listed as catalogue no. 43.

3)A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum grade conservation standards, Pierre-Auguste Renoir Study of Seated Female Nude (Etude de femme nue, assise, variante ), 1904, is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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