Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
Woman with a Picnic Basket
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)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1934|
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.