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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Femme au cep de vigne, II Variante (Woman by the Grapevine, Second Variant), c. 1904

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Femme au cep de vigne, II Variante (Woman by the Grapevine, Second Variant), c. 1904
Reference:Stella 46, Delteil 46
Medium:Original Lithograph
Image:4 1/2 in x 3 1/3 in (11.5 cm x 8.5 cm)
Sheet:13 in x 9 1/4 in (33 cm x 23.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 29 1/2 in x 25 3/4 in (74.9 cm x 65.4 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 950 on vellum paper (total edition of 50 on Japan, 950 on vellum); this work is from the second state.
Signature:Signed in the stone 'Renoir' in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3839
USD $8,500 GBP £6,375

Historical Description

This work is a wonderful example of Renoir's departure from a restrained line into a delightfully spontaneous graphic style. Despite the line's sporadic character, if we search along the seams of this work's fabric, we find that Renoir has painstakingly stitched the lines to create an elegant if not stunningly graceful composition. What emerges is a fluid image of a nude female figure as she bends at the waist to examine, feel the texture, and take in the earthy scent of the sinuous grapevine as it weaves its way into the composition.

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.

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. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts LLC, 1999. Listed as catalogue no. 46 on pg. 98-99.

2. Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir. 1962. Listed as catalogue no. 46.

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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