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

Girl with a Fan

Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Renoir was exceptionally sensitive to details: earrings, a flower in the hair, and a neck scarf play no less role in his heroines' outfits and his paintings' colour schemes than do the dress or the coiffure. The present portrait is dominated by the fan.

The painting was a great success at the seventh Impressionist exhibition in 1882.

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