• 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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