Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
Enfants jouant à la balle, c. 1900, edition of 200 (Stella, 32). Signed within the matrix, identified on a label from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, affixed to the backing. Color lithograph on heavy laid paper, image size 23 3/4 x 20 1/4 in. (60.1 x 51.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Sheet stretched with staining and residues to margins/tacking edges, gentle toning (more pronounced to margins wrapped behind the stretcher), printing flaw or repair to image u.r.
Provenance: Purchased from M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, by Mr. Seymour Feiring, Yonkers, New York, in 1951, as a gift for his mother, then by descent to the current owner.
N.B. The original purchase receipt accompanies the lot.
The sheet has deckled edges, but it has been stretched so that the margins fold around a stetcher about 1/2 inch or more outside of the image. There are small tears caused by the stretcher to the margins at two of the four corners of the stretcher. A second sheet of paper is behind the original sheet on the stretcher. It is impossible to determine whether this second sheet is glue to the back of the first or not. The repair is about the size of a silver dollar and is to the left arm and sleeve of the right-most child.
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