RENOIR, Pierre-Auguste
(b, 1841, Limoges, d. 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer)

Nude in the Sunlight

Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The beautiful young woman, a 19-year-old model called Anna, with her very feminine body and delicate features, is the perfect embodiment of Renoir's ideal of womanhood. The painter remained loyal to this ideal to the end of his life.