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

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Femme au cep de vigne, IV Variante (Woman by the Grapevine, Fourth Variant), c. 1904
Reference:Stella 48, Delteil 48
Medium:Original Lithograph
Image:5 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in (13.2 cm x 9.9 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); from the only state.
Signature:Signed in the stone 'Renoir' in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3841
USD $8,500 GBP £6,375

Historical Description

Renoir is recorded as stating, "The simplest subjects are eternal. A nude woman getting out of the briny deep or out of her bed, whether she is called Venus or Nini, one can invent nothing better" (Raeburn, 263). The artist's adoration of the female figure is well documented in his frequent portrayal of the nude figure, yet this image offers a delicate and personal variation on the theme. With this image, the artist places the figure in a grape vineyard rather than at her toilette or bathing en plein air. The notational quality of this work captures the frenetic energy of the artist's inspiration.

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 only 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. 48 on pg. 102-103.

2. Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir. 1962. Listed as catalogue no. 48.

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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