May 8, 2017
Jul 9, 2007
May 8, 2017

Young Woman Arranging Her Earring

Young Woman Arranging Her Earring

1905

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(French, 1841-1919)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 76.5 x 67.5 x 10 cm (30 1/8 x 26 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Unframed: 55.3 x 46.4 cm (21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

Bequest of William G. Mather 1951.324

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The model for this painting is Gabrielle Renard—a housekeeper, nursemaid, studio assistant, and frequent model to Renoir.

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During his later years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir moved away from pure Impressionism toward a classicizing style featuring strong, monumental figures of substantial weight and volume. This depiction of a woman arranging her earrings, a superb example of that trend in the artist's late work, may have been inspired by one of the figures in Eugène Delacroix’s Women of Algiers in their Apartment (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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