Original soft-ground etching in black ink on creme laid paper by French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Titled La danse à la compagne (The Dance in the Country), this etching by Renoir shows a a couple in country attire, intimately embraced in a dance. The subjects are Renoir's brother, Edmond Renoir, and his companion, Susan Valadon. The etching was published in 1890. It is documented in Dr. Joseph G. Stella’s catalogue raisonne of Renoir’s prints titled, The Graphic Work of Renoir, 1975, No. 2. Scholars estimate that between 500-700 impressions were created before the plates were destroyed. Established art galleries ask between $45,000-50,000 for this work framed, when they can obtain one. Framed size is 23-5/8 inches H x 20-1/4 inches W (60.0 cm H x 51.4 cm W). Now available at www.jdsmithfineart.com. Works by other Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists too.