Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Ambroise Vollard

  • Artist:

    Renoir, Pierre Auguste

  • Artist Bio:

    French, 1841–1919

  • Date:

    about 1904

  • Medium:


  • Dimensions:

    13 x 9 7/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)

Ambroise Vollard, 19th or 20th century

Lithograph on paper, 13 x 9 7/8 in.

Wichita Art Museum, The John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection


            The French Impressionist Renoir produced a relatively small number of etchings and lithographs. According to the historian Edward T. Chase, Renoir often executed his lithographs in haste and typically copied a figure from one of his oil paintings. These print images exhibit the same brevity of the sketch and softness of modeling as seen in his paintings.

            Ambroise Vollard was a savvy and sociable art dealer who befriended the Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists and promoted their careers. Vollard authored a book on Renoir’s life and published reproductions of the painter’s collected works.