May 18, 2006

Pinning the Hat

Pinning the Hat

1898

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(French, 1841-1919)

printer

Auguste Clot

(French, 1858-1936)

publisher

Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1867-1939)

Color lithograph

Image: 61.5 x 49.5 cm (24 3/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection 1976.143

Catalogue raisonné: Stella 30

State: I/I

Location

Did you know?

Auguste Clot, the master printer of this lithograph, worked with many of the artists of Auguste Renoir's time, including Edgar Degas and Pierre Bonnard.

Description

Pinning the Hat was a favorite subject for Auguste Renoir, and several versions exist including an 1893 painting and later variations in pastel, etching, and lithography. Renoir's models were Julie Morisot (daughter of Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot [1841-1895]) and her cousin. To produce the range of colors in this print, Renoir worked with the master printer Auguste Clot. The artist drew a design on a lithographic stone and then colored a proof impression as guidance for Clot, who then printed each tone separately.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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