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Etude de Femme Nue, Assise

Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Ambroise Vollard

Artwork Details

Etude de Femme Nue, Assise
Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Ambroise Vollard
lithograph on Arches wove paper
12 7/8 in x 9 3/4 in (32.7 cm x 24.77 cm);22 in x 17 15/16 in (55.88 cm x 45.56 cm)
Museum Purchase

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Subject Matter:

Renoir's original 1904 drawing in which this lithograph was based was a study of a nude woman sitting in nature. Commissioned by the Parisian dealer and publisher, Ambroise Vollard, in 1919, this lithograph was published as part of a album of twelve original drawings. Renoir's composition reflects two of the artist's favorite subjects: women and nature. Created somewhat later in his career, this work shows his incorporation of the Renaissance and Baroque styles of Titian and Rubens with his signature Impressionism.

Physical Description:

At the center of the lithograph, there is an image of a woman sitting with her back to the viewer. The sitter looks over her left shoulder. In the print, the figure is surrounded by cloud-like smudges in grey and black.  The print is signed (l.r.) "Renoir" in stone.

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