Renoir, Maternité, Grande Planche c. 1912

Artist: Renoir (1841 - 1919)
Title:Maternité, Grande Planche c. 1912
Reference:D. S. 50
Medium:Original Lithograph
Image Size:21 1/4 in x 19 in (54 cm x 48.3 cm)
Framed Size:25 7/8 in x 19 1/2 in (65.7 cm x 49.5 cm)
Signature:Signed 'Renoir' in the stone in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-2780

Historical Description

Depicting a touching moment between mother and child, Renoir creates a scene filled with a sense of love and dedication. The mother holds her child and gazes down at him in adoration. The child appears safe and content in his mother's arms, as if shielded from the cruelties of the outside world. Renoir utilizes soft swirling strokes and subtle tonal gradations to depict this mother and child. The two figures remain distinct from the background, yet the outlines of their figures appear to seamlessly merge with the strokes of the background, creating an overall cohesive work.

Created circa 1912, this work is from the second and final state, from the edition of 200. The piece is signed 'Renoir' in the stone in the lower right of the composition.

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, 1999, listed on pages 106-107 as no. 50.

2. Stella, Joseph G., The Graphic Work of Renoir, 1962, listed as plate 50.

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 Maternity