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Peasant Girl with Dog

c. 1894
(French, 1841–1919)
Sheet: 31 x 24.1 cm (12 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)
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The art historian John Rewald supposedly called this work "one of the two or three most beautiful Renoir drawings in America."

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During the last decades of his career, Renoir worked prolifically in red chalk, which was used to develop a loose and sketchy style. In this drawing, the artist attempted to recapture the spontaneity that characterized Impressionist art a few decades earlier. By showing a young girl seated resting peacefully alongside a bale of hay, he idealized rural French life.
Peasant Girl with Dog

Peasant Girl with Dog

c. 1894

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(French, 1841–1919)
France, 19th century

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