Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Les Laveuses (The Washerwomen) 2nd Plate, c. 1910
|Artist:||Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)|
|Title:||Les Laveuses (The Washerwomen) 2nd Plate, c. 1910|
|Reference:||Stella 53, Delteil 53|
|Medium:||Lithograph on MBM laid paper|
|Image:||25 1/8 in x 18 7/8 in ( 63.8 cm x 47.9 cm)|
|Sheet:||25 1/8 in x 18 7/8 in ( 63.8 cm x 47.9 cm)|
|Framed:||39 3/4 in x 33 7/8 in (37.2 cm x 86 cm)|
|Edition:||From the very rare and only state of approximately 30-50 proofs.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Renoir Les Laveuses (The Washerwomen) 2nd Plate, c. 1910 is a bucolic image of a domestic scene. Depicting a peaceful moment in daily life, Renoir captures the natural beauty and grace of women and children as they wash their clothing. Created in Renoir's impressionistic style with soft, loose lines, the image retains a certain dreamlike quality. The subjects are not clearly delineated but subtly conveyed, so that the viewer can just make out their forms. Their figures seem to dissolve as the viewer approaches, creating an optical illusion of sorts. The textural quality of the work only adds to its dreamy quality, as if the artist quickly sketched the image. Renoir has a keen eye for human nuance, he is able to capture the charm and beauty of everyday life. One woman in the front drapes clothing over her shoulder as she gazes down at another woman with a child. The women appear to be outdoors near a riverbank, at ease as they partake in this communal activity. The scene is incredibly candid, each subject absorbed in their own action, unaware of the artist's gaze.
Created circa 1910, this original lithograph on MBM laid paper is from the very rare and only state of approximately 30-50 proofs.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Renoir The Washerwomen (Les Laveuses), 2nd Plate, c. 1910 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, 1999, listed as catalogue raisonne no. 53
2. Stella, Joseph G., The Graphic Work of Renoir, 1962, listed as plate 53.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Renoir The Washerwomen (Les Laveuses), 2nd Plate, c. 1910 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.