Renoir, Femme au cep de vigne (Woman by the Grapevine), c. 1904

Artist: Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Femme au cep de vigne (Woman by the Grapevine), c. 1904
Reference:Stella 44
Medium:Original Lithograph
Image:6 7/8 in x 4 15/16 in (17.3 cm x 12.5 cm)
Sheet:13 in x 9 1/4 in (33 cm x 23.5 cm)
Framed:25 in x 22 in (63.5 cm x 55.9 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-3843

Historical Description

Exhibiting Renoir's distinct handling of form, this work displays a fluid, graceful quality. The nude female figure appears intently examining the grapevine at the left. The overall wash-like quality of the image lends a sense of fluid movement to the piece, which is further enhanced by the balletic placement of the figure. Renoir's soft strokes create an almost ephemeral quality, as if we are witnessing this lovely nude in a dream. Through his loosely delineated forms, Renoir still manages to capture a remarkable sense of detail. We notice the nude's face focusing on the grapevine and the subtle curves of her body that are beautifully shaded, creating a sense of contrast and volume.

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. 44 on pg. 94-95.

2. Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir. 1962. Listed as catalogue no. 44.

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.

Subject Matter: Femme