Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
Sur la Plage, à Berneval
Etching with drypoint on paper
Signed in plate to lower right
Second state out of three (the plate is not beveled)
Pulled from Les Peintres Impressionnistes, 2nd edition, Paris, Floury, 1919
Published by Theodore Duret
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, France, and is known for being one of the leading figures of French Impressionism. He moved to Paris at a young age where he revealed remarkable drawing abilities. Renoir was immerse in the decorative arts industry where he hand-painted china, fans, and signs always inspired in the 18th century French Rococo masters. During 1862, he pursued his artistic inclinations and became part of the Atelier Gleyre, where he collaborated with his contemporaries Monet, Sisley, Bazille, Pissarro and Cézanne. After integrating the group and exhibiting alongside the Impressionists, Renoir received a very hostile reception from critics and the public. He eventually solidify himself as a respected artist and successfully exhibited in the official Salons becoming the prominent and iconic artist that we know today. Renoir’s extensive work is part of many public collections including the The Louvre, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery, London among many others.
Loys Delteil, *Renoir: The Etchings and Lithographs_, figure 5.
- measures frame, plate measures 3.75" W x 5.25" H.