Portrait of a Young Woman (L'Ingenue)

A fashionably dressed woman stands before an undefined background of blue and green tones that suggests the outdoors. Her gestures and expression are as open to interpretation as the setting. Although her sideways glance seems to hint at something happening beyond the frame, Renoir may have simply intended to highlight the woman’s youthful features and fresh complexion.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

French, 1841–1919

Portrait of a Young Woman (L'Ingenue)

c. 1874

Oil on canvas

21 15/16 x 18 1/4 in. (55.7 x 46.4 cm) Frame: 31 5/8 × 28 1/8 × 4 1/4 in. (80.3 × 71.4 × 10.8 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1940

1955.606


ON VIEW