Created in c. 1912, this print is from the very rare and only state of approximately 30-50 proofs. Printed by Auguste Clot, this work is on Ingres d’Arches laid paper with deckle edges on three sides.
This rare, large-scale impression features a bathing scene reminiscent of classical Greek mythology. It was created in Renoir’s classic impressionistic style with quick, light strokes that illuminate the environment in which these bathers are found. The scale in which this print was done was exceptional; as one of the few Renoir lithographs printed in this size, the work echoes one of his familiar oil paintings titled le Jugement de Pâris (The Judgment of Paris) .