Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Viking, 2002.
A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, with only minor traces of use. SIGNED by author Susan Vreeland directly on the title page.
In this novel, Vreeland tracks Auguste Renoir, 39, as he conceives, plans and paints the 1880 masterpiece for which the book is named. Tired of painting fussy society women in their parlors, Renoir decides to break out a bit and paint his real friends on a restaurant's outdoor terrace along the Seine, at a time when diverging styles were tearing apart the Impressionist group.