La Pierre aux Trois Croquis

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
La Pierre aux Trois Croquis
c. 1904

An original Pierre-Auguste Renoir Lithograph print.

(The Stone with three Sketches)

c. 1904

Original lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper.

Signed on the stone lower left Renoir.

A fine impression of the second and final state, printed after the addition of the signature to the stone, from the edition of 950 printed on this paper (there were 50 additional impressions printed on Japan paper, for an overall edition of 1000). One of twelve plates from the suite Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1919; printed by Auguste Clot, Paris.

Catalog: Delteil 41; Roger-Marx 16; Stella 41

8 7/8 x 11 1/8 inches

Sheet Size: 10 x 13 inches

North American collections in which impressions of this lithograph can be found: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania.

“La Pierre aux Trois Croquis” is one of the outstanding prints in the series of 12 lithographs which Renoir drew for Ambroise Vollard. It includes studies of Gabrielle and also of Julie Manet (the daughter of Renoir’s great friend the painter Berthe Morisot) who was one of Renoir’s favorite young models in the years around the turn of the century.