Woman at the Piano, 1875/76
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919
Oil on canvas, 36 5/8 x 29 1/2 in. (93.2 x 74.2 cm)
Inscribed at lower left: Renoir
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, Art Institute of Chicago #1937.1025
(From info card)
"It was in the mid-19th century that the piano became the most popular instrument for domestc music making. By the time Pierre-Auguste Renoir made this painting, the upright piano in particular had become an almost indispensable accoutrement of the bourgeois home."