Pinning the Hat: Second Plate

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Print of two girls in large hats

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) 
Pinning the Hat: Second Plate, c. 1898
Lithograph printed in black, gray, orange, green, mustard, rust, and pink on cream laid paper
Sheet: 35 5/8 x 24 9/16 in. (90.5 x 62.3 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.99 

Renoir’s interest in printmaking late in his career coincided with the popularization of color lithography as a fine-art medium. For this print, Renoir worked with crayons directly on the lithographic stones, replicating the soft, powdery qualities of his pastels. 


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