Woman with a Parasol and Small Child


Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 18411919
Oil on canvas, 187476
Size: 47.0 x 56.2 cm (18 1/2 x 22 1/8 in.)
Bequest of John T. Spaulding 1948, MFA #48.593
"Renoir's model for this painting was likely Camille Monet, wife of his fellow Impressionist Claude Monet; Renoir painted her on several occasions between 1874 and 1876. Here she sits on a hillside, her white dress dappled with pink and blue in the shade. Her grace and composure stand in marked contrast to the toddling child who wanders off into the background at right, oblivious of the painter's presence." (From info card)