RENOIR12

Stella 12 -- Femme nue assise (nude bather)

Soft-ground etching, 1906, Only State, 188 mm x 149 mm.

Soft-ground etching published by Theodore Duret in L'Histoire des peintres impressionistes (history of the impressionist painters), Paris, Floury, 1906, facing page 106. the impressions were all on Holland paper except for a small number of prints produced on Japon paper specifically for the deluxe edition of the book. A very large number of this popular and well-collected etching was also published in Duret's Die Impressionisten, produced in Berlin by B. Casirer, 1909, the same year as the primary book.

Many unrecognized counterfeits of this relatively common print exist and are a popular item in modern auction houses.

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