Pierre-August Renoir (1841-1919) produced his first prints around 1890. He was by then almost fifty years old and a celebrated artist. His print making activities therefore came from publishers, authors and colleagues who imagined how desireable prints by the master would be.During the following 14 years, Renoir created most of his approximately 50 published graphic works. His most sought after prints are the large format color lithographs, Le Chapeau Epinglé (D.30), L'Enfant au Biscuit (D.31), and Enfants joaunt à la Balle (D.32). All three of these appeared around the turn of the Century and have become icons of fin de siècle imagery.