Renoir, Pierre Auguste
13 x 9 7/8 inches
Wichita Art Museum, John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
Ambroise Vollard, 19th or 20th century
Lithograph on paper, 13 x 9 7/8 in.
Wichita Art Museum, The John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection
The French Impressionist Renoir produced a relatively small number of etchings and lithographs. According to the historian Edward T. Chase, Renoir often executed his lithographs in haste and typically copied a figure from one of his oil paintings. These print images exhibit the same brevity of the sketch and softness of modeling as seen in his paintings.
Ambroise Vollard was a savvy and sociable art dealer who befriended the Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists and promoted their careers. Vollard authored a book on Renoir’s life and published reproductions of the painter’s collected works.