All visitors age 12 and up must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at entry. As of February 15, age requirement will change to 5 and older. Facemasks required for all visitors above age 5. Advance admission ticketing strongly recommended. See for details.
Museum Explore
Woman with a Picnic Basket Slider Image 1
Woman with a Picnic Basket Slider Image 2

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta

Spanish, 1841–1920

Woman with a Picnic Basket

c. 1890

A young woman sits on a park bench with a picnic basket at her feet, shielding her eyes from the sun with a somewhat flirtatious gesture. Picnic scenes became increasingly popular in late nineteenth-century Paris, as parks became part of modern urban life. Though the picture captures the freshness of the outdoors, it was probably painted in Madrazo's studio.

Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 25 3/4 x 19 1/8 in. (65.4 x 48.5 cm)
Object Number 1955.919
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1934
Status On View

Image Caption

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Woman with a Picnic Basket, c. 1890, Oil on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.919.


Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.


[Knoedler, New York, sold to Clark, 2 Jan. 1934, as The Rendezvous]; Robert Sterling Clark (1934–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.