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Women figure prominently in Renoir’s oeuvre. He made many studies like this one of housewives going about their daily tasks. This young woman, bending forward, rests her left hand on what appears to be an iron. Her right hand is pressed between her thighs. It is a rather odd pose which evidently so appealed to the artist that he captured her in this swift chalk drawing.

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Material and technique
Object type
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 297 mm
Height 471 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Auguste Renoir
Accession number F II 135 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions De Collectie Twee - wissel IV, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Auguste Renoir

Limoges 1841 - Cagnes 1919

From 1861, Pierre Auguste Renoir took lessons at the studio of Gleyre, where he met Monet, Sisley and Bazille. In the 1860s Renoir painted in the woods of...

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