Dressed in a wide collared shirt, Claude Renoir is the quintessential image of a developing toddler. Intently studying an object just beyond the depicted picture plane, it is only a matter of time before the child bolts to a newly discovered mystery.
Executed in 1904, this is an example of the second state, printed with the artist’s stamped signature in the lower right. The work belongs to the edition of 950 printed on vélin paper and was printed by Auguste Clot, Paris. From the Vollard Suite, this work was one of 12 lithographs published in the book l’Album des Douze LIthographies originales de Pierre Auguste Renoir.