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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

French, 1841-1919

Pierre-Auguste Renoir began his artistic career as a porcelain painter but began copying paintings at the Louvre in 1860 and eventually entered the studio of Charles Gleyre, where he met Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley. The four friends began painting in the forest of Fontainebleau, although Renoir always remained dedicated to figure painting and portraits influenced by Gustave Courbet.

In the summer of 1869, Renoir painted for two months alongside Monet at La Grenouillère outside Paris. After several of his paintings were rejected by the Salon in the early 1870s, he decided to join Monet in establishing the Impressionists, who sought to capture modern life including everyday people, streets, and surroundings.

Renoir's penchant for portraiture attracted the attention of a range of patrons with avant-garde sensibilities and sustained him financially. His doubts about the spontaneity and impermanence of the Impressionist aesthetic led him to refuse to participate in the fourth Impressionist exhibition in 1878. Instead, he decided to look back to the Old Masters, leaving for Italy in 1881 to continue his self-education in the “grandeur and simplicity of the ancient painters.” He returned enamored of Raphael and Pompeii and his figures consequently became more crisply drawn and sculptural in character.

By the late 1880s and early 1890s, Renoir had shifted his investigation of the Old Masters from linear classicism to the colouristic traditions of Titian and Rubens as well as the unabashedly sensual beauty of eighteenth-century French art such as the nudes of Rubens and Fragonard. Renoir's most important series of the decade came from an invitation by the French government to execute a painting for the Musée du Luxembourg, a new museum devoted to the work of living artists. Renoir made five versions of Two Young Girls at the Piano for the Minister of Fine Arts to choose from; the version in the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the finest. The subject of Two Young Girls at the Piano recalls eighteenth-century French genre scenes, especially those of Fragonard.

In the early twentieth century, despite old age and declining health, Renoir persisted in artistic experimentation. He took up sculpture and continued to paint portraits attesting to his continued admiration of Renaissance art. Renoir was also drawn to an arcadian ideal of Mediterranean classicism in his art. This artistic preoccupation is nowhere more apparent than in his twentieth-century bathers. The Rubenesque nudes he had been painting reached a level of unprecedented exaggeration in the twentieth century, culminating in the massive Bathers at the Musée d'Orsay.

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(Biography provided by Stern Pissarro Gallery)

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Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Le Chapeau Epingle”
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Southampton, NY
Original etching and drypoint on wove paper. This is the third version and the second edition printed in 1921 of Le Chapeau Epingle. Condition is very good. Mild toning consistent w...
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1880s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Archival Paper, Etching

Tête de Femme Blonde by Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Post-Impressionist, Portrait
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 5% IMPORT DUTY ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Tête de Femme Blonde by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Oil on canvas 26.1 x 19 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 7 ¹/₂ inche...
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Early 1900s Post-Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Canvas, Oil

Paysage by Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Post-Impressionist painting
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 5% IMPORT DUTY ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Paysage by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Oil on canvas 20 x 35 cm (7 ⁷/₈ x 13 ³/₄ inches) Signed lower...
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1910s Post-Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Canvas, Oil

Le Chapeau Epinglé (1e planche)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in New York, NY
A superb, richly-inked impression of this large, important lithograph printed in dark olive green. Artist's proof, aside from the editions of 50 printed in sanguine, 100 printed in b...
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1890s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

"Les Deux Baigneuses (The Two Bathers)," Etching by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Les Deux Baigneuses (The Two Bathers)" is an original etching from 'L'Estampe Originale' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Signed with initial and numbered ‘42’, from the edition of 100. Th...
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1890s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Etching

La Baie de Villefranche-sur-Mer by Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Landscape painting
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 5% IMPORT DUTY ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE La Baie de Villefranche-sur-Mer by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Oil on canvas 45.7 x 55 cm (18 x 21 ⁵...
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1890s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Canvas, Oil

L'efant aux biscuit (Child with Cookie)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Palo Alto, CA
An intimate portrait of his second son, Jean Renoir (1894 – 1979), evokes a childlike sentiment and love that Renoir had for his children. Most likely no more than age 3, Jean is sh...
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1890s Modern Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Le chapeau épinglé (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine), c. 1894
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Returning to a familiar subject, Renoir captures fellow painter Berthe Morisot's daughter and her cousin in a sweet moment. Morisot, one of the few woman Impressionists to figure as ...
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1890s Modern Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Etching

Une Mère et Deux Enfants
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in New York, NY
A very good, dark and evenly-printed impression of this scarce lithograph on cream laid paper. From the edition of approximately 50.
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1910s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Laid Paper, Lithograph

SUR LA PLAGE, a BERNEVAL
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Santa Monica, CA
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOR ( 1841 - 1919) SUR LA PLAGE, a BERNEVAL (D.: S. 5) Drypoint on laid paper. The plate was created in c. 1892. Plate 5 3/8 x 3 3/4. Full sheet 13 1/8 x 10 1/8 ...
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1890s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Drypoint

BAIGNEUSE ASSISE (D., S. 11)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Aventura, FL
Soft-ground etching, with the stamped signature. From the edition of 1,000. Printed by Ambroise Vollard, 1919, on wove paper, with wide margins. Sheet size: 12.62 x 9.75 in. Image si...
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1910s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Paper, Etching

La Pierre aux Trois Croquis
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Fairlawn, OH
La Pierre aux Trois Croquis From: Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir Publisher: Ambrose Vollard Edition: 950 (signed in the stone) on wove paper as here (see pho...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Berthe Morisot - Original Etching and Drypoint After A. Renoir - Early 1900
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Roma, IT
Berthe Morisot Is an original print realized after Pierre-Auguste Renoir's engraving of 1892. The etching was first published in 1924 in Duret's volume "Renoir". Very sharp impressi...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Drypoint, Etching

"La Danse à la Campagne", 2nd plate by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Hinsdale, IL
RENOIR, PIERRE AUGUSTE (1841 -1919) "La Danse à la Campagne", 2nd plate (The Country Dance (second plate)) Delteil 2, Stella 2 Soft-ground Etching in black ink, c. 1890 Only State...
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1890s Art Nouveau Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Etching

"Jeune fille au chapeau" Printed in France
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Print. Measures 17 x 12.25 inches and is Unframed. Good Condition.
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Late 20th Century Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

"Sur la Plage a Berneval"
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Southampton, NY
Medium: original etching and drypoint. Catalogue reference: Delteil 5. One of the young ladies at the beach is Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Edouard Manet. The other f...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Paper, Etching

Femme Nue Couchée (Tourné à droite)- Etching and Drypoint by P.A. Renoir - 1906
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Roma, IT
Femme Nue Couchée (Tourné à droite) is an original print realized by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1906. Good conditions except for some very light foxings. English title: Woman Lying, ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Baigneuse Debout, en Pied (Standing Bather) - Lithograph after Renoir
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Roma, IT
Baigneuse Debout, en Pied (Standing Barther) is an original print realized after a 1896 famous lithograph by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1919). Later edit...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Das Bad-Copyright by Die Piperdrucke Verlags. Printed in Germany
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Copyright by Die Piperdrucke Verlags. Printed in Germany. Measures 23.25 x 19.5 inches and is Unframed. Good Condition-signs of wear consistent with age and handling.
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Late 20th Century Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

1906 Pierre-Auguste Renoir 'Femme Nue Couchee vers la droite' Impressionism Blac
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 8.5 x 6 inches ( 21.59 x 15.24 cm ) Image Size: 7.50 x 5.25 inches ( 19.05 x 13.335 cm ) Framed: Yes Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Addition...
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Early 1900s Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Etching

Le chapeau épinglé, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1898
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Title: Le chapeau épinglé Year: 1898 Medium: Lithograph on laid Arches Ingres paper, signed in the plate Edition Size: 100 Paper Size: 35 x 24 in. (88.9...
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1890s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Little Nude in Blue-Poster. New York Graphic Society. Printed in Switzerland.
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Poster. Measures 17.75 x 13.75 inches and is Unframed. Good Condition.
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Late 20th Century Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Child In White (Detail)-Poster. New York Graphic Society.
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Poster. Measures 21 x 16.5 inches and is Unframed. Good Condition.
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1940s Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

'Claude Renoir, tourné a gauche' original lithograph by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Milwaukee, WI
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 year...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Young Girl Bathing-Poster. New York Graphic Society. Printed in Switzerland
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Poster. Measures 17.75 x 13.75 inches and is Unframed. Good Condition.
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Late 20th Century Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Child In White-Poster. New York Graphic Society.
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Poster. Measures 29 x 23.5 inches and is Unframed. Good Condition. Please note: the paper has not been cropped, but the title bar is uneven with the bottom of the page (this was part...
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Late 20th Century Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Claude Renoir, la Tete Baisee (Claude Renoir, Head Lowered)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Claude Renoir, la Tete Baisee (Claude Renoir, Head Lowered) Lithograph, 1904 Edition 1,000, this one of 950 on wove paper with the stamp signature (there were also 50 impressions pri...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

"Femme au cep de vigne, 4th var." (Woman by the Grape Vine, 4th variant)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Hinsdale, IL
RENOIR, PIERRE AUGUSTE (1841 -1919) "Femme au cep de vigne, 4th variante" Woman by the Grape Vine, 4th variant Delteil 48, Stella 48 Original lithograph in black ink, 1904 -1905 On...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Standing Swimmer - Drypoint 1910
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Paris, FR
Pierre Auguste RENOIR Standing swimmer Drypoint 2010 On vergé ivoire paper Size 33 x 25 cm Very good condition REFERENCE : Catalog raisonné Stella 23
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1910s Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Drypoint

La Pierre aux Trois Croquis
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Fairlawn, OH
La Pierre aux Trois Croquis From: Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir Publisher: Ambrose Vollard Edition: 950 (signed in the stone) on wove paper as here (see pho...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Enfants Jouant a la Balle
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original lithograph by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, done in 1900. It is a rare trial proof in black before the addition of the signature in the stone, aside the color edi...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

LE CHAPEAU EPINGLE (La fille de Berthe Morisot et sa cousine), 2e planche
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the “AUVERGNE” watermark. Signed with the artist's stamped signature in the margin below the platemark lower right Re...
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19th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Drypoint

Les Laveuses, 2e Pensee (The Washerwoman)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Les Laveuses, 2e Pensee (The Washerwomen) Lithograph, c. 1910 Unsigned (as issued) Edition: c.30-50 impressions Condition: Rust spot, associated with paper manufacture, in right marg...
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1910s Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

Les voiliers au bord de mer (Sailboats by the Sea)
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in New Orleans, LA
This breezy shore scene is an outstanding example of the legendary Pierre-Auguste Renoir's distinctive style. With his vivid palette and fluid brushstrokes, Renoir beautifully captur...
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19th Century Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Canvas, Oil

L'Enfant au Biscuit
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in New York, NY
This lithograph in multiple colors on Chamoisfarbenem Vellum paper was created in 1951 by the Mourlot workshop after the original ca. 1898-99 lithograph by Clot. From the edition of...
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20th Century Modern Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Vellum, Lithograph

Girl
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in New York, NY
Original color lithograph after an oil painting by Renoir. Stamped with the artist's stamp lower right and numbered in pencil 203/250. Printed circa 1970.
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1970s Modern Pierre-Auguste Renoir Art

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Lithograph

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    Bal at Le Moulin de la Galette is probably Renoir’s most well-known painting, but he has created many works of art that are considered masterpieces. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a well-known French painter and part of the Impressionist movement before breaking off and working on more formal paintings and portraits. Shop a selection of Renoir pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
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    Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known for his Impressionist paintings. His works reflect the interest in displaying the effects of light indicative of the movement. Some of the French artist's most famous works include Luncheon of the Boating Party, Two Sisters and La Grenouillère. You'll find a variety of Pierre-Auguste Renoir art on 1stDibs.

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