Renoir Image of a nude woman kneeling signed
Item Number: 13626
Impressionist painter. Rare photographic reproduction, 6.25" x 10.5", of one of Renoir’s paintings of a nude woman kneeling, The image has an original signature on the lower border in black ink, “Renoir.” The photograph was originally part of the archive of Renoir's art dealer, the great Ambrose Vollard. In order to avoid any future disputes regarding the authenticity of works by artists Vollard represented, he had all the original paintings photographed, then asked the artist to sign each photo, and had the signature witnessed. This one is signed by Renoir above a stamp which reads "Seen in order to authenticate the signature of Pierre Auguste Renoir, painter, witnessed January 10, 1911." Renoir's signature is witnessed by the mayor of Cagnes-Sur-Mer. To the left is his official stamp, which reads "Cagnes Alpes Maritimes" and the word in the center reads "Mairie" inside of a laurel. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 12.75" x 17". In fine condition. While we have seen several of these photographs signed, very few are of a human subject, making this portrait more desirable.