Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Authentic Heliogravure (Engraving) Published Paris.
1921 First edition, Engraving from a famous Renoir painting. This Color Engraving has been professionally double (acid free) matted and has an acid free foam-core backing, ready to frame.
This is not framed although it is (professionally) acid free matted with linen matting and foamcore backing, ready to frame!
The full size with matting is 14" x 12". The Full Size of the engraving with margins is 10.25" x 7.5" with hors texte, title in the lower margin (not shown).
The Image Size of this piece is 7" x 5.5", Renoir signature from the plate, lower right in the image.
You will also receive the copy of the original Tirage for this ENGRAVING, in addition, you will also receive a copy of the ORIGINAL cover page. Affixed to the back of the foamcore.
86 years old yet the Condition is Very good; No foxing, No tatters Rips, Tears, spots, No Repairs of any kind. Verso is clean with insignificant signs of hinging to one side.
Renoir joined together, on the terrace of the Inn of the Father Furnace, all his friends and models to take part in this large?uvre. In the foreground, on the left, Aline plays with her puppy. Behind it Alphonse Founaise, the owner of the inn is held. Accoudée in rambarde, Alphonsine Furnace, his/her daughter, listens to the Baron Raoul sitted Barbier turned back. In the foreground, on the right, the painter Gustave Caillebotte is sitting astride on a chair which listens to the actress Ellen Andrée discreetly while the Italian journalist Maggiolo leans on it. Behind them, the small group is formed of the journalist Paul Lhote with a pince-nez, of Eugene-Pierre Lestringuez and the actress Jeanne Samary. In the center, the Angèle model drinks sitted beside a man which one sees just the profile. Behind it is held the Ephrussi financier out of top hat. Behind plane, through willows the Seine gleams on which pass from the sailing ships. Environment is happy and serene. However, Renoir whose financial standing of the time was not brilliant, did not know, when it began this?uvre major, if it could finish it. Renoir worked with the "Lunch of the Rowers", from April at July 1881.