Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Young Parisian. portrait, self portrait
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Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
Alternative names: Auguste Renoir
French painter
Work location: Paris
Title: Young Parisian
Object type: Painting
Description: Many of Renoir’s portraits of women should be seen as depictions of types rather than portraits of specific individuals. Renoir’s young Parisian lady has also been called La grisette, a term used to describe a woman from the working class. These young women were often seamstresses, laundresses or shop assistants in the cities. As a rule, women who worked as artists’ models also came from the working class. The word grisette implied looseness and vanity.
Date: circa 1875
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Height: 40 cm (15.7 in). Width: 32 cm (12.6 in).
Framed: Height: 55 cm (21.7 in). Width: 46 cm (18.1 in). Depth: 6 cm (2.4 in).
Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: Renoir
SKU: 275179
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