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Young Girl Bathing

Artist:
Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)
Date:
1892
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.199
Not on view
Pierre Auguste Renoir painted a great many canvases of single bathers in outdoor settings, timeless studies of fulsome young women. In the Lehman painting, his model averts her glance, seated in shy three-quarter profile. Innocent yet sensual, this charming nude would have pleased Renoir's audience in the later nineteenth century. The picture is thinly painted, its brushwork soft and supple. Renoir probably posed his model in the studio, since the rapidly brushed landscape background is far more imaginary than real. Claude Monet first owned this painting, and remarked to a friend that while the nude was beautiful, the landscape was conventional. Renoir clearly concentrates his brush on the undulating physiognomy of his innocent auburn-haired model.
Signature: Signed and dated (lower left): Renoir.92.
Claude Monet, Giverny, France; Marie Harriman, New York; George Gard de Sylva, Los Angeles; Dalzell Hatfield, Los Angeles; acquired from Dalzell Hatfield, Los Angeles, by Robert Lehman, New York, May 1952.
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