A charming vintage reproduction of Renoir's Paul Durand-Ruel (1910).

During the 1860s and early 1870s, Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) was an important advocate and successful art dealer of the Barbizon School but he is best known for his association with the Impressionists and being the first to support Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir.  He is known for his innovations in modernizing art markets and is generally considered to be the most important art dealer of the 19th century. An ambitious entrepreneur, Durand-Ruel cultivated international interest in French artists by establishing art galleries and exhibitions in London, New York, Berlin, Brussels, among other places. Additionally, he played a role in the decentralization of art markets in France, which prior to the mid-19th century was monopolized by the Salon system.

This lithograph is printed on one side only (7 7/8” x 9 5/8”) and hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper. Information regarding the original painting can be found by lifting the art plate. 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."