Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A recent object that passed through the lab was a black-and-white lithograph by the French Impressionist artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).

He's really famous for painting nudes.
The Large Bathers, 1887, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Other works you may recognize include:
Girls at the Piano, 1892, Musee d'Orsay

Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881, The Phillips Collection

I can't post any pictures of the lithograph I examined, but it is similar in style to these two (also, subject = mother and children).


Mum said...

Awesome! Aren't you a name dropper? What type of treatment did the Renoir need?

Mary Ann said...

Wow! I am impressed.

Ynn said...

I've always been fond of Renoir. He appreciated curvaceous ladies.

Jessica said...

The Renoir had some staining around the edges (but where you could still see it through the window mat) from being in contact with a crappy mat. So, those stains will need to disappear.