Peasant Girl with Dog

Peasant Girl with Dog

c. 1894

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(French, 1841-1919)

Red chalk

Support: Ivory modern laid paper, discolored

Sheet: 31 x 24.1 cm (12 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1949.551


Red chalk, used prolifically in Renoir’s drawings from the 1890s onward, suited the loose handling of the artist’s late style. In Peasant Girl with Dog we see Renoir attempting to recapture the Impressionist spontaneity of his youth. As in his earlier pastel, Mother and Child (nearby), this drawing of a pretty girl seated beside a bale of hay idealizes rural life.

See also
DR - French
Type of artwork: 
Red chalk

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