Renoir, Le chapeau épinglé (The Hat Secured with a Pin), c. 1898

Artist: Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Le chapeau épinglé (The Hat Secured with a Pin), c. 1898
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:23 7/8 in x 19 1/2 in (60.5 cm x 49.5 cm)
Sheet:35 3/8 in x 24 1/4 in (89.9 cm x 61.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 49 7/8 in x 44 1/4 in (126.7 cm x 112.4 cm)
Edition:This work is from the edition of 200; printed on Arches Ingres laid paper with the MBM watermark.
Signature:Signed in the stone in black by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919) in the lower right; with the second lithographic signature at left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4948


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Historical Description

Depicting a serene view of two young women posing for their portrait, this extremely delicate work expresses the beauty and elegance of Renoir's portraiture. The two girls don fashionable dresses and large, flowery hats. The figure on the right denies the viewer a glimpse of her lovely face, turning with her back towards the viewer in order to arrange the hat on her friend. Her friend sits to the left, a contemplative look upon her face as she quietly awaits the completion of her outfit. Wonderfully executed, this work is a strong example of the impressionist reflection on life as that of light and beauty.

Created c. 1898, this work is signed in the stone in black by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) in the lower right. Also signed Renoir at lower left. This color lithograph is from the edition of 200, printed on Arches Ingres laid paper MBM laid paper with the MBM watermark.

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 with Alan Hyman, ed. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Etchings & Lithographs: Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 30 on pgs. 62-65.

2) Stella, Dr. Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir, Catalogue Raisonné, London. Referenced as Stella 30.

3. Lugt, Frits. Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes - Supplément, San Francisco, 1988. Signature stamp listed and illustrated as cat. no. 2137a on pg. 315.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.