Pierre-Auguste Renoir, L’enfant aux biscuit (Child with Cookie) , 1899
|Artist:||Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)|
|Title:||L’enfant aux biscuit (Child with Cookie) , 1899|
|Reference:||Stella 31, Delteil 31|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Cream Laid Paper|
|Image:||12 1/2 in x 10 3/8 in (31.8 cm x 26. 4 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 3/8 in x 18 5/8 in (62 cm x 47 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 35 in x 39 in (89 cm x 99 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is from the edition of 100, from the unpublished L’Album d’estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard; printed by Auguste Clot, Paris.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
An intimate portrait of his second son, Jean Renoir (1894 – 1979), evokes a childlike sentiment and love that Renoir had for his children. Most likely no more than age 3, Jean is shown here with a cookie, beneath a frilly bonnet characteristic of late 19th century French society. His pink, rosy cheeks are defined with rich, glowing hues that contrast from the pale yellow and grey background in which he rests. Jean was also featured in a family portrait of the Renoirs, titled La Famille de l’Artiste (1896).
Created in 1899, this Color Lithograph on Cream Laid Paper is from the edition of 100, from the unpublishedL’Album d’estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard; printed by Auguste Clot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It 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. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, l’œuvre grave et lithographié, Catalogue Raisonné, Alan Hyman (ed.) Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: San Francisco, 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 31 on pgs. 66-69.
2. Stella, Joseph G. The Graphic Work of Renoir, Lund Humphries: London. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 31.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.