L’enfant Au Biscuit. Portrait Of Jean Renoir. 1898
by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Available at William Weston Gallery (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1898
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Edition size: Proof before the edition
  • Image Size: 32.2 x 26.8 cm
  • Sheet Size: 56.5 x 42.8 cm
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Price: Price on Application

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Original lithograph in black ink. 1898/99. Absolutely exceptional first proof impression, hand printed direct from the original stone. Before any edition impressions. Hand-printed at the studio of Clot, Paris 1899. Printed at the studio of Clot and inscribed by Clot 1898 as: 'épreuve d'essai en noir' - trial proof in black. Exceptionally rare quite possibly unique in this first proof form. Note: Subsequently (late 1898 - early 1899) this image was transferred to another stone, deliberately reducing the tonal density and a great deal of the detail shading so that it could be used as the background for an edition of 100 impressions with added colours. (See also further note below) Ref: Stella - Renoir Graphic Work no 31. Delteil 31. Early Provenance: Auguste Clot, with his pencil inscription. Outstandingly rich and brilliant trial proof impression with the detail shading work which was erased in the edition impressions. On off-white chine volant paper, as typically used by Clot for proofs. Print in excellent condition; torn outer right margin corner repaired, 65 mm -2 1/2ins - clear of the image. Otherwise full sheet: 565 x 428mm. Image: 322x268mm

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