PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR. French Impressionist painter.
Photograph of one of his paintings of a female nude, standing backward, Signed in the white space below. A statement beneath his signature authenticates his signature and is dated January 10, 1911.
Renoir’s art dealer, the great Ambrose Vollard had the artists he represented sign photographs of their paintings so there could be no future disputes about authenticity. Vollard’s archives were given to the Musee d’Orsay and a small number of the photographs were sold to pay estate costs.
Framed in gray, plum and carved cherry. Framed dimensions: twelve inches wide by fifteen inches high.
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