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Tuesday 3 January 2023

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s etching, “Femme Nue Couchée (Tournée à Gauche)”, 1906

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)

“Femme Nue Couchée (Tournée à Gauche)” (first plate), 1906, published by Bruno Cassirer (1872–1941) in Paris with the addition of the artist’s name at lower right in 1907 in the “Gazette des Beaux- Arts”, facing page 260 (see L'Estampe Originale [Biblio]:

Etching (possibly soft ground?) on fine cream wove (Japan?) paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 19.4 x 25.3 cm; (plate) 13.8 x 19.7 cm.

Inscribed in plate at lower right: “Renoir”.

State ii (of ii), lifetime impression with the addition of the artist’s name (“Renoir”) as published in the “Gazette des Beaux- Arts”.

Stella 15 (Joseph G. Stella 1975, “The Graphic Work of Renoir”, cat. no. 15); Delteil 15 (Loys Delteil 1923, “Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré [XIXe et XXe siècles]”, vol. 17, Paris, chez l’auteur, cat. no. 15 [see:]).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “whole-length female nude lying on bed, her head on cushions at left, her body turned to front. 1906” (

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression with wide margins in almost pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this original lifetime impression of Renoir’s etching as published in the “Gazette des Beaux- Arts” (1807), for AU$668 in total (currently US$448.87/EUR425.49/GBP375.25 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this sensitively executed etching by Renoir—note the artist’s searching use of line to feel and establish the edges of forms—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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