Pierre Auguste Renoir
Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
Baigneuse Debout, à Mi-Jambes. Study of a Woman Standing Bathing.
Original etching in black ink. c.1904/5. No signed impressions were issued. From the early edition published for the album: 'Histoire des Peintres Impressionistes', Duret Paris 1923. Printed at the studio of Delatre,Paris 1923. Ref: Delteil-Stella - Renoir The Graphic Work no 23
Excellent impression printed with wiped plate tone. On pale cream laid hollande-type paper. Generally excellent condition; slightest traces of time toning. Full margins. Sheet: 9 1/2 x 6 1/4ins. 242x160mm. Plate: 6 5/8x 4 3/8ins. 70x110mm. The early impressions of this well-known etching, as here, have a richness of line and tone which is largely lost in the later impressions, becoming very murky and blurred.
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