Pierre Auguste Renoir
Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
Le Chapeau Epinglé no. 3. Pinning the Hat no 3. A study of Julie Manet the daughter of the painter Berthe Morisot.
Original etching in black ink. 1894. Signed in the plate (there was no pencil signed issue). From the regular first issued edition, published for the normal edition of the album: 'La Vie Artistique - Gustave Geffroy', Dentu Paris 1894. Edition of c.1000. Before all the reprinted editions. Ref: Delteil-Stella: The Graphic Work of Renoir no 8
Excellent impression with wiped tone on the plate. On pale cream laid hollande-type paper. Excellent original condition. Full margins (?). Sheet: 244x188mm. Plate: 4 3/4 x 3 3/8ins. (120x85mm) After the very few first proofs this impression is one of the earliest editions of this famous etching. Julie was a favourite model for Renoir; she was the daughter of the impressionist painter Berthe Morisot who was married to the painter Édouard Manet's brother.
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