Le Chapeau Épinglé, 2ème Planche (Delteil; Stella 30;) - SOLD

by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919


Lithograph in colours, circa 1898, on Arches Ingres laid paper, with watermark MBM, from the edition of 200, printed by Auguste Clot, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, the full sheet, with deckle edges on three sides, with mount staining and pale light-staining, the colours very slightly attenuated but still good and fresh, otherwise in good condition, framed

Image 605 x 490mm. (23 3/4 x 19 1/4in.); Sheet 905 x 620mm. (25 5/8 x 24 3/8in.)


Pierre Auguste Renoir (born February 25, 1841, Limoges, France—died December 3, 1919, Cagnes) French painter originally associated with the Impressionist movement. He was one of the central figures of the impressionist movement (a French art movement of the second half of the nineteenth century whose members sought in their works to represent the first impression of an object upon the viewer). His work is characterized by a richness of feeling and a warmth of response to the world and to the people in it.

His early works were typically Impressionist snapshots of real life, full of sparkling colour and light. By the mid-1880s, however, he had broken with the movement to apply a more disciplined, formal technique to portraits and figure paintings, particularly of women.

Renoir was so passionate about painting that he even continued when he was old and suffering from severe arthritis. Renoir then painted with the brush tied to his wrists.