This original lithograph by Pierre-Aguste Renoir entitled 'Claude Renoir, tourné a gauche,' the artist captures an intimate portrait of his young son. Claude, who was only three years old at the time, was a favorite subject of Renoir during the first decade of the twentieth century and would often depict him in prints and paintings. It is one from a portfolio of twelve lithographs featuring a variety of subjects ranging from portraits of friends and family to nude figures – each rendered in his soft and expressive style.
from the portfolio 'Douze Lithographies originales'
1904, published 1919
signed in the plate, lower right
5 x 4.5 inches, image
12.88 x 9.75 inches, sheet
25 x 19.38 inches, frame
published by Amboise Vollard, Paris
printed by Auguste Clot, Paris
reference: Stella 40, Delteil 40
Overall good condition; multiple areas of foxing to paper; even toning to paper; some planar distortion to paper; in vintage frame.
Presented in custom frame with silver finish Spanish style wood moulding, float-mounted on cream matboard and protected behind glass.